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22/11/2023 - Development Application: 195 Harris Street, Pyrmont - D/2023/199 ref: 4789    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Planning Panel

Made at meeting: 22/11/2023 - Local Planning Panel

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 22/11/2023

Decision:

The Panel refused consent for Development Application Number D/2023/199 for the reasons outlined below.

Reasons for Decision

The application was refused for the following reasons:

Floor Space Ratio

(A)      The proposed floor space ratio exceeds the maximum floor space ratio (FSR) for the site contrary to Sydney Local Environmental Plan (SLEP) 2012 clause 4.4 Floor space ratio. The applicant's clause 4.6 written request is factually inaccurate given the request has been prepared on the basis that the assumed extent of variation is 1.08:1. This is incorrect as the extent of variation is 1.14:1. The applicant's written request to justify the contravention of the FSR development standard is therefore flawed and cannot be relied upon.

(B)      The applicant has failed to demonstrate that compliance with the standard is unreasonable or unnecessary in the circumstances of the case and that there are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify contravening the development standard.

Design Excellence and Amenity

(C)      The proposal provides poor residential amenity in terms of an inadequately sized communal kitchen, poor amenity of the indoor communal facilities, inadequate solar access to the indoor and outdoor communal facilities and poor amenity of the outdoor communal open space.  As such, the proposal does not achieve design excellence under the provisions of SLEP 2012 clause 6.21C in regard to the matters at subclauses (2)(a), (2)(d)(v), (vii) and (xiii). Development consent cannot be granted to development that does not achieve design excellence under the provisions of Clause 6.21C(1).

(D)      The proposal is contrary to the amenity provisions of the Sydney Development Control Plan (SDCP) 2012 Section 4.4.1 relating to Boarding houses and student accommodation as it does not provide an acceptable level of amenity and accommodation to meet the needs of residents and owners.

(E)      The proposal is contrary to the aims of the SLEP 2012, specifically Clause 1.2(h) which aims to enhance the amenity and quality of life of local communities.

(F)      In the absence of providing adequate residential amenity, the proposal is inconsistent with the objectives of the E1 Local Centre zone which seek to provide uses that serve the needs of people who live in the area.

Inadequate Information

(G)      Insufficient information has been provided in the form of a Plan of Management which is required as per Section 4.4.1.7 of the SDCP 2012.

(H)      The applicant has not demonstrated that sufficient waste facilities will be provided for occupants and that waste can be appropriately managed which is contrary to Section 3.14 of the SDCP 2012 relating to waste management.

Public Interest

(I)        For the reasons set out above, the application is not in the public interest, contrary to the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 section 4.15 Evaluation.

Carried unanimously.

D/2023/199

Lead officer: Lotti Wilkinson


22/11/2023 - Report to the Local Planning Panel - Status of Applications ref: 4790    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Planning Panel

Made at meeting: 22/11/2023 - Local Planning Panel

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 22/11/2023

Decision:

The Panel received and noted the subject report.

Carried unanimously.

 X019228

 

 

Lead officer: James Farrar


22/11/2023 - Development Application: 11-15 Collins Street, Beaconsfield - D/2022/1021 ref: 4786    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Planning Panel

Made at meeting: 22/11/2023 - Local Planning Panel

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 22/11/2023

Decision:

Pursuant to Section 4.16(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the Panel granted a deferred commencement consent to Development Application Number D/2022/1021 subject to the conditions set out in Attachment A to the subject report, subject to the following amendments (additions shown in bold italics, deletions shown in strikethrough):

(18)    SITE AUDIT STATEMENT

Prior to the issue of a construction certificate associated with the built form of the development (excluding building work directly related to remediation and any construction certificate associated with demolition or site preparation), a Section A Site Audit Statement must be obtained from a NSW Environment Protection Authority accredited Site Auditor and submitted to the Council's Area Planning Manager at email address:-

hbapplications@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

The Site Audit Statement must confirm that the site has been remediated in accordance with the approved Remedial Action Plan and clearly state that site is suitable for the proposed use.

(a)     In circumstances where the Site Audit Statement is subject to conditions that require ongoing review by the Auditor or Council, these must be reviewed and must be approved by the Council's Health and Building Unit in writing through the Area Planning Manager before the Site Audit Statement is issued.

(b)     In circumstances where the Site Audit Statement conditions (if applicable) are not consistent with the consent, the development must not proceed until the inconsistency has been resolved to the satisfaction of Council (such as via a S4.55 modification of the consent pursuant to the provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979).

(c)     No Occupation Certificate is to be issued by the Principal Certifier unless a Site Audit Statement has been submitted to and approved by Council in accordance with this condition.

Reason

To ensure that the site is appropriately remediated.

(19)    REVISED REMEDIATION ACTION PLAN

Prior to the issue of any Construction Certificate associated with the built form of the development (excluding building work directly related to remediation and any construction certificate associated with demolition or site preparation) any variations to the approved Remediation Action Plan (RAP) must be submitted to Council and approved by the NSW EPA Site Auditor and Councils Area Planning Manager.

Reason

To ensure that the site is appropriately remediated.

(42)    LAND REMEDIATION (Where Site Auditor engaged)

The site is to be remediated and validated in accordance with the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) prepared by EIA Australia dated 21st July 2023, referenced: E25501.E06, Council Ref: 2023/108600, and any subsequent RAP following the additional investigations required in the RAP, and the Letter of Interim Advice prepared by NSW Environment Protection Authority accredited Site Auditor Julie Evans dated 4th August 2023, referenced: E070, Council Ref: 2023/108600­21. All remediation work carried out shall be conducted in accordance with the guidelines in force from time to time under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997.

Any new information which comes to light during remediation, demolition or construction works which has the potential to alter previous conclusions about site contamination must be immediately notified to the Council's Area Planning Manager, the Site Auditor and the Principal Certifier.

Any variations to the approved Remediation Action Plan must be approved in writing by the Site Auditor and Council's Area Coordinator Planning Assessments / Area Planning Manager prior to the commencement of such work.

Reason

To ensure that the site is appropriately remediated.

(43)    NOTIFICATION – NEW CONTAMINATION EVIDENCE

Council’s Area Planning Manager and the Principal Certifier must be notified of any new information which comes to light during remediation, demolition or construction works which has the potential to alter previous conclusions about site contamination.

Reason

To ensure that the site is appropriately remediated.

Reasons for Decision

The application was approved for the following reasons:

(A)      The proposal complies with the relevant controls of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.

(B)      The proposal represents appropriate development for the site.

(C)      Subject to conditions, the proposal satisfies design excellence provisions.

(D)      A public benefit offer has been made and satisfies 6.14 of the Sydney LEP relating to the provision of community infrastructure within Green Square. This is subject to deferred commencement to execute the associated Voluntary Planning Agreement.

(E)      Conditions 18 and 19 were amended to allow greater flexibility and clarity during the early phases of construction.

(F)      Condition 42 was amended to specify the Council Area Planning Manager.

(G)      Condition 43 was deleted to remove duplication.

Carried unanimously.

D/2022/1021

 

Lead officer: Adrian McKeown


22/11/2023 - Development Application: 5-19 Mary Street, Surry Hills - D/2022/1343 ref: 4787    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Planning Panel

Made at meeting: 22/11/2023 - Local Planning Panel

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 22/11/2023

Decision:

The Panel granted consent to Development Application No. D/2022/1343 subject to the conditions set out in Attachment A to the subject report, subject to the following amendments (additions shown in bold italics, deletions shown in strikethrough):

(3)  DESIGN MODIFICATIONS

The design of the Foster House component of the building must be modified as follows:

(a)        Privacy treatments to the Hands Lane elevation of the building are to be further incorporated into the design of the building to minimise overlooking impacts to 56-60 Foster Street and 46-54 Foster Street.

(b)     The privacy treatments proposed must be designed having regard for the need to address overlooking whilst ensuring an adequate level of amenity to the proposed development by way of providing adequate ventilation, access to daylight and outlook.

The modifications are to be submitted to and approved by Council’s Area Planning Manager prior to the issue of any Construction Certificate.

Reason

To address potential overlooking impacts of the development.

(9)        AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONTRIBUTION – RESIDUAL LAND OR CENTRAL SYDNEY – PAYMENT IN LIEU OF FLOOR SPACE CONTRIBUTION – PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE, 17-19 MARY STREET, SURRY HILLS – STAGE 3B 

(a)     In accordance with the City of Sydney Affordable Housing Program and prior to the issue of any Construction Certificate relating to stage 3B, the applicant must provide evidence that a monetary contribution towards the provision of affordable housing has been paid to the City of Sydney Council.

(b)     The contribution is $381,292.9 (indexed in accordance with (c)). This is calculated by establishing the sum of the equivalent monetary contribution $ 10,611.53 multiplied by 1% of the total floor area for non-residential development (696.7sqm) and the equivalent monetary contribution $10,611.53 multiplied by 3% of the total floor area for residential development (965.5sqm).

(c)     If the contribution is paid after the indexation period in which the consent is granted, being March 2023 to February 2024, the above contribution will be adjusted according to the Sydney LGA median strata dwelling price (‘MDP’) using the following formula.

(d)     Contribution payable at Time of Payment = C x MDP2 / MDP1, where:

(i)      C is the original total contribution amount payable to the City of Sydney as shown above;

(ii)      MDP2 is the Median Strata Dwelling Price in Sydney LGA taken from the most recent NSW Government Rent and Sales Report at the time of indexation of the equivalent monetary contribution rate; and

(iii)     MDP1 is the Median Strata Dwelling Price in Sydney LGA taken from the NSW Government Rent and Sales Report used to establish the current equivalent monetary contribution rate, being 1 March 2023 to 29 February 2024.

Contact Council’s Planning Assessment Unit at    planningsystemsadmin@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au for written confirmation of the amount payable, with indexation as necessary, prior to payment.

Reason

To ensure development contributions are paid to contribute to the provision of essential affordable rental housing infrastructure.

(10)     SECTION 7.12 CONTRIBUTIONS PAYABLE – SUBMITTED AND VERIFIED PRIOR TO ISSUE OF CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE, 17-19 MARY STREET, SURRY HILLS – STAGE 3B

A monetary contribution is payable to the City of Sydney pursuant to Section 7.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Central Sydney Development Contributions Plan 2020.

The Section 7.12 levy is determined by the development cost, as per the following table:

Development cost *

* Refer to Section 2.3 of the Central Sydney Development Contributions Plan 2020 for information on determining the development cost.

Levy

Up to and including $250,000

NIL

More than $250,000, up to and including $500,000

1%

More than $500,000, up to and including $1,000,000

2%

More than $1,000,000

3%

 

The Section 7.12 levy is payable to the City of Sydney in accordance with the following:

(a)     Prior to any Construction Certificate relating to stage 3B being issued, evidence must be provided of Council’s written verification of the amount of the contribution as required in (b) below, and that the levy has been paid to the Council in accordance with this condition. Payment may be by EFTPOS (debit card only), CASH or a BANK CHEQUE made payable to the City of Sydney. Direct debit, personal or company cheques will not be accepted.

(b)     The contribution must not be paid to the City of Sydney until it is accompanied by separate written verification by the City of Sydney of the specific amount payable. In order to obtain such verification, one of the following must be submitted:

(i)      For development between $250,000 and $3,000,000 – the City of Sydney Cost Summary Report must be completed by a suitably qualified person such as the Project Architect or Project Manager and submitted to the City of Sydney together with the copies of the plans the subject of the application for the Construction Certificate. An electronic copy of the Cost Summary Report is available from the City’s website at www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au; or

(ii)      For development more than $3,000,000 – The City of Sydney Registered Quantity Surveyor’s Detailed Cost Report must be completed by a Quantity Surveyor registered with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors or a person who can demonstrate an equivalent qualification and submitted to the City of Sydney together with the copies of the plans the subject of the application for the Construction Certificate. An electronic copy of the Registered Quantity Surveyor’s Detailed Cost Report is available from the City’s website at www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

(c)     The Council will consider the documentation submitted under subclause (b) and determine the cost of the proposed development having regard to the information submitted and to such other matters as it considers appropriate and will notify the Registered Certifier accordingly.

(d)     The development cost is to be determined in accordance with Section 2.3 of the Central Sydney Development Contributions Plan 2020, located in the version in force at the date of the grant of this consent.

Please contact Council's Planning Administration staff at Planningsystemsadmin@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au to request a written Statement of Contributions Owing, prior to payment.

Reason

To ensure development contributions are paid to address the increased demand for public facilities, amenities, and services in Central Sydney by a growing residential and workforce population.

(40)     BICYCLE PARKING AND END OF TRIP FACILITIES

(a)     The minimum number of bicycle parking spaces and end of trip facilities to be provided within the site boundary for the development must comply with the table below.

Bicycle Parking Type

Number

Requirements

Residential

50 for 5-15 Mary Street

10 for 17-19 Mary Street

Spaces must be 50/50 class 1 and 2 bicycle locker

Spaces must be a class 1 bicycle locker

Residential visitor

1 for 17-19 Mary Street

Spaces must be Class 3 bicycle rails

Retail / Commercial staff

3 for 5-15 Mary Street

4 for 17-19 Mary Street

Spaces must be Class 2 bicycle facilities

Non-residential visitor

1 for 5-15 Mary Street

1 for 17-19 Mary Street

Spaces must be Class 3 bicycle rails

End of Trip Facility Type

Number

 

Showers with change area

1 for 5-15 Mary Street

1 for 17-19 Mary Street

 

Personal lockers

3 for 5-15 Mary Street

5 for 17-19 Mary Street

 

 

(b)     The layout, design and security of bicycle facilities must comply with the minimum requirements of Australian Standard AS 2890.3 Parking Facilities Part 3: Bicycle Parking Facilities. The details must be submitted to and approved by the Registered Certifier confirming prior to and form part of the relevant Construction Certificate being issued.

Reason

To ensure the allocation of bicycle parking onsite that is in accordance with Australian Standards and the Council’s DCP.

(55)     PUBLIC DOMAIN LIGHTING UPGRADE

Prior to issue of the Stage 3a and 3b Construction Certificate, a concept Public Domain Lighting Upgrade Plan for pedestrian and street lighting in the public domain must be submitted to and approved by City’s Public Domain Unit.  The Lighting Plan must be prepared in accordance with the Sydney Streets Technical Specifications A5 and B8, Sydney Lights Design Code and Public Domain Manual.  This information is available for download from the City’s website at

https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/development/public-domain-works/da-associated-works.

The lighting upgrade plan must cover all adjacent street frontages, being Mary Street and Hands Lane and shall be designed to include the following requirements:

Mary Street (in front of development site to Reservoir Street)

1.     Provide lighting design complying with requirements of AS1158 under Category PR3 on the roadway and footways.

2.     Supply and install City standard steel poles and LED luminaires.  

3.     Propose glareshields to prevent glare in residential properties.

Hands Lane (along development site)

1.     Provide lighting design complying with requirements of AS1158 Category PR3.

2.     Decommission existing City wall mount lights on the property. 

3.     Supply and install new City standard LED wall mount lights. Installation must be accessible for maintenance and upgrade by City-authorised technicians and contractors along the entire length. All cabling must be installed on the building surface within galvanised steel conduits, MMS cabling or similar approved method. Establish an access easement in favour of the City for ongoing maintenance and upgrade of wall mounted City lighting, if applicable. 

4.     Supply and install a new 3­Phase City MSB. 

5.     Propose glareshields to prevent glare in residential properties.

6.     Decommission Ausgrid’s redundant PUMS supplies that currently feed the wall mount lights on Blackburn Street and Hands Lane. 

7.     New City wall mount lights along Hands Lane and existing wall mount lights in Blackburn Street (across Foster Street) must be fed from the new City MSB.

8.     Provide temporary lighting complying with City public domain lighting specifications prior to removal of existing public lights. 

Advice on site specific lighting requirements must be obtained from City’s Public Domain Unit before proceeding with the preparation of any final lighting design proposals.

Reason

To ensure pedestrian and street lighting in the public domain complies with Council’s requirements.

(124)  HOURS OF USE – COMMON ROOF TERRACE

The common roof terrace  for 5-15 Mary Street (Foster House) and 17-19 Mary Street (Mixed Use Site) is restricted to between 7am and 10pm Monday to Sunday.

Reason

To achieve appropriate residential amenity outcomes.

(125)  PLAN OF MANAGEMENT – FOSTER HOUSE

(a)        The Plan of Management is to be amended to address how the premises will manage the following:

(i)          loitering around the site;

(ii)         residents smoking around the site; and

(iii)       noise from balconies.

The amended Plan of Management is to be submitted to and approved by Council’s Area Planning Manager prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate for Stage 3B.

(b)        The use of Foster House must always be operated / managed in accordance with the Plan of Management approved under (a) above, prepared by The Salvation Army signed and dated 15 December 2022 that has been approved by Council. In the event of any inconsistency, the conditions of this consent will prevail over the Plan of Management.

Reason

To ensure all parties are aware of the approved supporting documentation that applies to the development.

Reasons for Decision

The application was approved for the following reasons:

(A)       The proposal satisfies the objectives of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, in that, subject to the imposition of conditions as recommended, it achieves the objectives of the planning controls for the site for the reasons outlines in the report to the Local Planning Panel.

(B)       The proposal generally satisfied the objectives and provisions of Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.

(C)       The proposal is consistent with the objectives of the MU1 - Mixed Use zone.

(D)       The proposed development appropriately responds to the site and its context, with a building that is appropriate in terms of its height, floor space and environmental impact, and achieves design excellence.

(E)       Subject to the recommended conditions of consent, the proposed development achieves acceptable amenity for the existing and future occupants of the subject site and adjoining sites.

(F)       The proposed land uses are permissible within the zone and will support the vitality of the area. Subject to the recommended conditions of consent, the proposed land uses will positively contribute to the amenity of the locality and will not result in adverse impacts.

(G)      The public interest is served by the approval of the development, as amendments to the application have generally addressed the concerns of Council staff and the community, and the recommended conditions of consent will mitigate any environmental impacts that could potentially arise from the construction and operation of the proposed development.

(H)       Condition 3 was added to address privacy concerns.

(I)         Conditions 9 and 10 were amended to clarify that the contributions apply only to the 17-19 Mary Street component of the development and are to be paid prior to the release of a construction certificate for Stage 3B relating to the 17-19 Mary Street component of the development.

(J)        Condition 40 was amended having regard to the generally short stay nature of the residential use of the Foster House component of the development.

(K)       Condition 55 was amended to remove the areas that are not directly adjacent to the site.

(L)        Condition 124 was amended to include 17-19 Mary Street.

(M)      Condition 125 was amended to address potential impacts to the surrounding locality.

Carried unanimously.

D/2022/1343

 

Lead officer: Christina Robinson


22/11/2023 - Development Application: 193 Harris Street, Pyrmont - D/2023/132 ref: 4788    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Planning Panel

Made at meeting: 22/11/2023 - Local Planning Panel

Decision published: 22/11/2023

Effective from: 22/11/2023

Decision:

The Panel refused consent for Development Application Number D/2023/132 for the reasons outlined below.

Reasons for Decision

The application was refused for the following reasons:

Floor Space Ratio

(A)       The proposed floor space ratio exceeds the maximum floor space ratio (FSR) for the site contrary to Sydney Local Environmental Plan (SLEP) 2012 clause 4.4 Floor space ratio. The applicant's clause 4.6 written request is factually inaccurate given the request has been prepared on the basis that the assumed extent of variation is 1.08:1. This is incorrect as the extent of variation is 1.14:1. The applicant's written request to justify the contravention of the FSR development standard is therefore flawed and cannot be relied upon.

(B)       The applicant has failed to demonstrate that compliance with the standard is unreasonable or unnecessary in the circumstances of the case and that there are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify contravening the development standard.

Design Excellence and Amenity

(C)       The proposal provides poor residential amenity in terms of an inadequately sized communal kitchen, poor amenity of the indoor communal facilities, inadequate solar access to the indoor and outdoor communal facilities and poor amenity of the outdoor communal open space.  As such, the proposal does not achieve design excellence under the provisions of SLEP 2012 clause 6.21C in regard to the matters at subclauses (2)(a), (2)(d)(v), (vii) and (xiii). Development consent cannot be granted to development that does not achieve design excellence under the provisions of Clause 6.21C(1).

(D)       The proposal is contrary to the amenity provisions of the Sydney Development Control Plan (SDCP) 2012 Section 4.4.1 relating to Boarding houses and student accommodation as it does not provide an acceptable level of amenity and accommodation to meet the needs of residents and owners.

(E)       The proposal is contrary to the aims of the SLEP 2012, specifically Clause 1.2(h) which aims to enhance the amenity and quality of life of local communities.

(F)       In the absence of providing adequate residential amenity, the proposal is inconsistent with the objectives of the E1 Local Centre zone which seek to provide uses that serve the needs of people who live in the area.

Canopy Cover

(G)      The proposal does not provide appropriate tree canopy cover and is contrary to Section 3.5 of the SDCP 2012 relating to urban ecology.

Inadequate Information

(H)       Insufficient information has been provided in the form of a Plan of Management which is required as per Section 4.4.1.7 of the SDCP 2012.

(I)         The applicant has not demonstrated that sufficient waste facilities will be provided for occupants and that waste can be appropriately managed which is contrary to Section 3.14 of the SDCP 2012 relating to waste management.

Public Interest

(J)        For the reasons set out above, the application is not in the public interest, contrary to the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 section 4.15 Evaluation.

Carried unanimously.

D/2023/132

Lead officer: Lotti Wilkinson


20/11/2023 - Post Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 85-93 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 4785    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the issues raised in the Summary of Submissions as shown at Attachment A to the subject report and in the subject Information Relevant To Memorandum;

(B)      Council approve the Planning Proposal – 85-93 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills (as amended) as shown at Attachment B to the subject report to be made as a local environmental plan under section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, subject to replacing the first dot point on page 12 of the Planning Proposal with the following site-specific provisions that:

(i)         allow a maximum floor space ratio of 4.5:1 subject to:

(a)       a provision that removes the application of cl. 6.21D of the Sydney LEP, so that the requirement for a competitive design process and any additional design excellence bonus for either height or floor space does not apply; and

(b)       development utilising the additional floor space under the clause being restricted to alterations and/or additions to the existing building; and

(c)       development utilising the additional floor space under the clause not being used for residential or serviced apartments; and

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make amendments and minor variations to the Planning Proposal – 85-93 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills (as amended) ensure consistency with the matters in the subject Information Relevant to Memorandum and resolution clause B, and to correct any minor errors prior to finalisation.

Carried unanimously.

X096329.003

 

Lead officer: Sally Peters, Ben Schneider


20/11/2023 - Public Housing Tenant Voice in Redevelopment of Public Housing ref: 4763    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Ellsmore, seconded by Councillor Chan –

It is resolved that:

(A)       Council note:

(i)         the NSW Government has plans underway to redevelop a large number of public housing estates in the City of Sydney Local Government Area, including 82 Wentworth Park Rd Glebe, the Waterloo Estate (South) and Explorer Street South Eveleigh;

(ii)        public housing tenants in NSW have few if any rights in relation to plans to redevelop the homes they live in. Public housing tenants do not have rights enshrined in legislation or policy that enable them, for example, to determine how their homes or their estate should be upgraded or redeveloped, control over when or where they will be relocated during development, or that provide a right to return once a development has been completed; and

(iii)       there are few documents which guide good practice about how and when public housing tenants can or should be involved or have a say over the development of their homes. One example is the ‘Compact for Renewal’ developed with public housing tenants, Shelter NSW, Tenants’ Union of NSW and the City futures Research Centre UNSW, which includes principles such that tenants should be respected;

(B)       Council further note that:

(i)         in London, the London Assembly and the Mayor of London have established strong requirements to ensure public housing tenants have a real say and control over how public housing estates are upgraded or redeveloped;

(ii)        in London, council planning documents such as ‘Better Homes for Local People: the Mayor’s Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration (2018)’ require a ballot or referendum of public tenants to be undertaken to approve plans to redevelop their estates. Refurbishment rather than demolition is prioritised, and tenants have a right of return to their original homes once they have been upgraded. Proposals must prioritise increasing affordable (public) housing floor space, and improve sustainability; and

(iii)       Council Boroughs in London own public housing giving them considerable control. However, in NSW, councils, including the City of Sydney, do not control public housing or have any legislated powers in relation to tenant rights;

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         provide advice to Council about opportunities to create obligations through Council documents, including planning documents, which promote and/or protect public housing tenant’s voices and rights in relation to renovation or development of public housing estates they live in; and

(ii)        otherwise provide advice to Council as to what documents or guidelines Council could amend or create to support public housing tenants’ voices and rights in relation to redevelopment of public housing; and

(D)       the Lord Mayor be requested to write to the Minister for Housing and the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces calling on the NSW Government to:

(i)         consider international models for managing Social Housing redevelopment projects;

(ii)        mandate a genuine right of return for all residents in Social Housing redevelopment projects; and

(iii)       implement requirements to promote the rights of and engagement with Social Housing residents in the redevelopment of their homes.

Carried unanimously.

X086659

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - Bring Joy Back Home ref: 4735    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Original motion moved by Councillor Scott, seconded by Councillor Ellsmore.

It is resolved that:

(A)       Council note:

(i)         East Sydney’s statue of Joy was the world’s first statue of a sex worker, acting as a tribute to our City’s working women and the history of East Sydney; 

(ii)        NSW was the world’s first jurisdiction to decriminalise sex work, under former NSW Labor Premier Bob Carr, allowing for stronger health and safety outcomes for professionals in the sex work industry and protecting against illegal sex trafficking;

(iii)       the former South Sydney Council led reforms and regulations to ensure planning compliance for sex work premises, leading the world in creating safer, legal working environments for sex workers;

(iv)       the statue of Joy, sculpted by artist Loui Fraser, was located on the corner of Stanley and Yurong Street in Darlinghurst for 18 months, from 1995;

(v)        the proposal to install the statue was contentious, and was approved initially as a 12 month trial by one vote by former South Sydney Council the trial was extended after the statue was vandalised;

(vi)       once installed, the statue continued to be contentious and divisive, with residents, including those of a nearby retirement home, petitioning Council to remove it, while other residents supported it;

(vii)      in April 1997, Joy was relocated to Macquarie University where the statue it is now part of the permanent collection of the University’s Sculpture Park, however, the University supports a version of the statue being reinstated in Darlinghurst; and

(viii)    artist Loui Fraser, Macquarie University, local residents, businesses and services including Vincentian House have indicated their overwhelming support to bring the statue of Joy back to Stanley and Yurong Street, with nearly 400 local residents signing a petition to support the move; and

(B)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         investigate acquiring the original statue of “Joy” from Macquarie University to be reinstated at the corner of Yurong and Stanley Streets, East Sydney;

(ii)        consult the City’s local East Sydney community and Public Art Advisory Panel on reinstating the statue of “Joy” or a replica to Stanley Street and Yurong Street; and

(iii)       report back to Council with the outcomes of the consultation and the advice of the public art advisory panel and options to bring “Joy” or a replica back to East Sydney.

The amended motion was carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - More Publicly Accessible Parkland at Moore Park ref: 4770    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Minute by the Lord Mayor

To Council:

When parkland at Moore Park was allocated for a nine-hole golf course back in 1913 and later extended to 18 holes in 1922, the surrounding land uses were predominantly industrial.

It has been the policy of successive State Governments since 1995 to convert the former South Sydney industrial area into the Green Square Urban Renewal area, and by 2040, up to 80,000 more people will be living in the area within two kilometres of Moore Park.

The City is creating 40 parks and playgrounds as part of Green Square Urban Renewal, but small parks don’t provide the same opportunity for people living in high-density apartments to stride out, de-stress, renew or commune with nature.

For generations, much of the land originally set aside for parkland at Moore Park has been alienated for other purposes. Large areas have been dedicated to professional sporting codes. This is in addition to sports and athletic fields, tennis courts, outdoor fitness areas, a cricket centre and pitches and the 18-hole golf course. Parkland was also lost to the Eastern Distributor and the Supacentre and there has been ongoing alienation from car parking on parkland.

The City of Sydney’s strategic plan Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 Continuing the Vision includes The Green City project idea of unlocking existing Crown Land at Moore Park for wider public use.

In built-up inner-city areas where land is expensive, is an 18-hole golf course the best use of precious public parkland? The question is fundamentally one of equity and putting public land to its best use in the community interest.

The City’s proposal to convert the existing 18-hole Moore Park Golf Course to a nine-hole facility retains the popular driving range, club house, and maintenance depot and requires minimal reconfiguration of the fairway and greens.

When we asked the community what they thought of our proposal in 2020, unsurprisingly, people living immediately to the west of the course in areas like Redfern, Waterloo and Zetland were overwhelming supportive of reconfiguring the course to create public parkland.

Golfers, especially from the eastern suburbs, opposed the change despite that there are 12 other courses within 10km of Moore Park and that the proposal retains nine-holes and the popular driving range.

On 22 October 2023, following the City’s advocacy supported by Business Sydney and former Premier of NSW, Bob Carr, the NSW Premier Chris Minns announced plans to convert up to 20 hectares of the Moore Park Golf Course into publicly accessible parkland when the current operating agreement expires in 2026.

I thank and congratulate the Premier for accepting the City’s fair proposal. It is important for growing, densely populated communities to have access to parkland.

The NSW Government will conduct public consultation and release a discussion paper to guide that consultation, including with the current operator of Moore Park Golf Course on the future of the remaining holes and the operation of the clubhouse and driving range.

It is imperative that the City of Sydney encourages local residents to get involved in this consultation and have their say on the future of this public parkland.

COUNCILLOR CLOVER MOORE AO

Lord Mayor

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council commend the NSW Government's announcement on 22 October 2023 that it will convert up to 20 hectares of the Moore Park Golf Course into publicly accessible parkland when the current operating agreement expires in 2026; and

(B)      the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         communicate the successful outcome of the City's advocacy to convert up to 20 hectares of the Moore Park Golf Course to accessible public parkland and encourage the community to participate in the NSW Government's public consultation process on the future of this important parkland; and

(ii)        make a submission to the NSW Government in response to the Discussion Paper and participate in any other consultative process in relation to the parkland conversion.

The substantive Minute was carried on the following show of hands:

Ayes (7)          the Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Chan, Davis, Ellsmore, Kok, Scott and Worling

Noes (3)          Councillors Gannon, Jarrett and Weldon.

Substantive Minute carried.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - Support for Waterloo South Relocations ref: 4769    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Minute by the Lord Mayor

To Council:

Since the redevelopment of the Waterloo Estate was finally announced by the former NSW Government in 2015, residents of Waterloo have endured years of uncertainty. Many in the community are fatigued by consultation, confused by the iterations of masterplans and planning decisions. Community need certainty about the project to feel secure about their future.

Over the past seven years, the City has worked with the community to improve the plans including to achieve more Social and Affordable Housing on the Waterloo Estate. We also urged the Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) to ensure a Human Services Plan as well as a Social Impact Assessment and Management Plan are developed and implemented alongside the planning process.

In August 2023, the NSW Premier and Minister for Housing announced their commitment to provide 50 per cent of the housing at Waterloo South as Social and Affordable Housing (with a minimum 15 per cent of this housing dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples). This comes after years of our steadfast advocacy.

Residents were recently told they will begin to receive formal relocation letters from mid-2024. This announcement brings heightened anxiety for many in the community, particularly about how their relocations will be managed.

The Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has committed to providing residents with six months’ written notice of their relocation, up to two offers of housing and they will have the right to return to Waterloo South.

Support for residents

In the lead up to, during and after relocations, residents will need access to various forms of support. The NSW Government has committed to bringing LAHC, the Aboriginal Housing Office and the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) under one agency called Homes NSW in February 2024.

DCJ, NSW Health and GroundSwell Redfern Waterloo have developed the Waterloo Human Services Action Plan and LAHC has separately developed an overarching People and Place Guiding Framework that proposes to develop a Human Services Plan and a relocations plan.

The NSW Government must holistically assess the needs of the Waterloo community, now and in the future and provide ongoing services (such as health, social, legal and cultural services) that respond to and support vulnerable residents and promote a harmonious community.

The NSW Government must also listen to and work with the community to implement the Waterloo Human Services Action Plan. In 2017, Shelter NSW, Tenants’ Union of NSW and UNSW undertook research with Social Housing residents to understand the human impact of government redevelopment projects. They reported back with guiding principles for governments to follow to support residents through redevelopment projects. These principles must be incorporated into a comprehensive Waterloo-specific relocations policy due to the scale and impact of this project.

City of Sydney support

The City has a history of funding local organisations to support residents in NSW Government redevelopment projects. For example, we have supported community organisations by:

·                Funding Redfern Legal Centre to provide tenancy support and legal advice to Millers Point residents.

·                Funding Counterpoint Community Services to support Waterloo residents through the redevelopment process.

·                Funding Redfern Legal Centre to provide tenancy support and legal services for residents impacted by current and future NSW Government redevelopment projects.

·                Supporting the Redfern Waterloo Aboriginal Affordable Housing Alliance to build the capacity of Aboriginal community-controlled organisations and community advocate for increased provision of Social and Affordable Housing.

Community development and capacity building will ensure residents are prepared for the relocation process, know what to expect and have access to resources to support self-advocacy. Individual legal case management may be required to help them understand their options, rights and how to respond. Culturally appropriate community support is also a priority, which should be managed by an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation.

The City’s grants programs could again help Waterloo South residents through local community organisations, for example through our Community Services Grants Program and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collaboration Fund.

As part of the City’s consultation for Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 - Continuing the Vision, the community told us they want a place where everyone feels welcome, where everyone has a home, a place people can afford to live in if they choose and that Social, Affordable and supported housing is available for those who need it.

The City of Sydney is committed to supporting the Waterloo Estate community and local organisations through the relocations process.

Councillor Clover Moore AO

Lord Mayor

Moved by the Lord Mayor –

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the Land and Housing Corporation’s relocations process for Waterloo South residents will commence in mid-2024;

(B)      the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         consult with local community organisations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations in the Waterloo area about what support residents will require during relocations and advise them about the City’s available grant programs; and

(ii)        report back to Council (if required); and

(C)      the Lord Mayor be requested to write to the Minister for Housing calling on the NSW Government to:

(i)         develop a Waterloo-specific relocations policy and mandate that all residents who wish to return to Waterloo South can be assured that they will be able to do so in accordance with the Minister for Housing’s undertaking.

(ii)        adequately resource ongoing support services for Waterloo Estate residents as part of the NSW Government’s redevelopment;

(iii)      listen to and work with the whole Waterloo Estate community to finalise and implement the Human Services Plan in the lead up to, during and after the redevelopment;

(iv)      confirm when Homes NSW will be created and how it will address the social impact of relocations as well as how the current Waterloo Human Services Action Plan will link to the Human Services Plan being developed under LAHC's People and Place Framework; and

(v)       work with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to ensure that the 15 per cent of housing allocated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households is culturally appropriate with mix of studio, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments.

The Minute, as varied by consent, was carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - Practical and Compassionate Action on Drugs Still Needed ref: 4768    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Minute by the Lord Mayor

To Council:

The festival season is now underway. Australian Festivals Association members have already staged two festivals this month and will present a further 13 across greater Sydney and regional NSW between December 2023 and April 2024. There may be others.

Showcasing different music and dance genres, diverse, ranging from country and folk to electronic and dance music, they will attract well over 100,000 people. Many will be attracted by the music, the atmosphere and the opportunity to socialise with others sharing similar tastes. Some will seek to augment their experience by using drugs. This is despite politicians and others delivering simplistic and ineffective messages of “don’t take drugs”, the intimidating use of sniffer dogs and the threat of invasive and frequently illegal strip searches.

With this comes the risk of young people experiencing serious medical episodes, which in some cases, may result in young people dying. We know the risk is high because we have already seen this happen. We also know what we need to do to minimise this risk. Yet despite this, successive governments have failed to act.

On 6 November 2019, Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame released the results of her thorough and comprehensive inquiry into the MDMA drug-related deaths of six young people who had attended music festivals between December 2017 and January 2019. Ms Grahame described all six as "gifted, vibrant, well-connected and very much loved" and said the deaths were "completely unexpected and profoundly tragic". In her final report, Ms Grahame wrote that their pattern of drug use was likely to be “typical”.

“They were keen to have new experiences. They used infrequently on special occasions or when socialising, were not addicted, and had never had reason to seek professional help in relation to their drug use. It appears that each had used MDMA before, without a having a significant negative consequence.”

During her three-week inquest, Ms Grahame took evidence from medical experts, the police, festival organisers and festival attendees, including friends of the six young people who had died. These young people talked candidly about the circumstances of their friend’s deaths, along with their drug use, their reasons for taking drugs and their knowledge, often limited, about the effects of drugs.

This was supported by extensive documentary material in 24 volumes, which included witness statements, medical records, photographs, and expert reports. Eight additional research volumes provided relevant background information.

What emerged from this evidence “was in some respects positive”, Ms Graham wrote in her final report.

“The evidence arising from this inquest clearly indicates that there is much that can be done to prevent MDMA deaths. There are practical solutions to some of the issues identified. However, the evidence draws into clear focus the need for the NSW Government to look with fresh eyes at the potential dangers associated with drug use at music festivals. There is a need to reframe our main priority from reducing drug use to reducing drug death.”

Her report contained 28 recommendations, directed towards the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Health, NSW Police the Department of Communities and Justice and festival organisers. They included introducing medically supervised pill testing/drug checking at NSW music festivals and funding the establishment of a permanent drug checking facility. Policing at music festivals should be directed towards providing support and comfort where needed, acting to reduce or minimise harm and concentrated on organised drug dealing, social disorder and other crimes. Drug detection dogs were not to be used and strip searches were only to be conducted in specifically defined circumstances.

Ms Graham also recommended that the Government hold a drug summit “to develop drug policy that is evidence-based and focused on minimising harm to users and the community repeated her recommendation from her earlier inquiry into opiate-related deaths”. This recommendation was not new. She had made a similar recommendation in March 2019 in the report of her inquiry into opiate-related deaths.

Other leading experts were also calling for a summit. On 11 February 2019, Council unanimously supported these calls, arising from my Minute, Practical and Compassionate Action on Drugs (Attachment A). Council also unanimously agreed to facilitate a practical demonstration of drug testing by medical professionals. That demonstration took place in Sydney Town Hall on 12 June 2019, attended by health, community and government representatives.

The demonstration was conducted by Pill Testing Australia, who had conducted two drug testing trials at the Canberra ‘Groovin’ The Moo’ festivals. Young people would provide a sample of their drugs to be tested for their content. This was only one step in the process. Of greater importance was their conversations with peer educators, who would discuss their drug use and explain that the test would not guarantee that the drug was “safe”. Once the test was completed, volunteer peer educators would explain the contents of the drugs and discuss options. Some people discarded their drugs in the amnesty bins provided. Others said they would reconsider taking their drugs or take less.

Despite the success of the pill testing trials, and the weight of evidence supporting Ms Grahame’s recommendations, successive governments have failed to act.

Immediately after her report was released, the then NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian denied that there was evidence to support a drug checking trial. Some months later, her Government delayed the release of a detailed inquiry into the drug, ice, and then delayed its response beyond its own deadline. When it finally responded, 15 months after receiving the report, it rejected five recommendations outright, including pill testing, and provision of a second medically supervised injecting centre. In the meantime, the ACT Labor-Greens Government has established a permanent drug checking facility and effectively decriminalised personal drug use, instead treating it as a health issue. In February, the Queensland Labor Government announced it will introduce drug checking at mobile and fixed sites.

In contrast, NSW’s new Labor Government has delayed reform action until after its proposed drug summit. Yet it has still to set a date for next year. The Sydney Morning Herald reported in September that no provision had been made for it in the NSW state budget.

Concerned about this inaction, last month a coalition of peak medical bodies released an open letter to the Premier calling on his Government to “immediately start drug checking with an implementation pilot this summer festival season”.

“This summer is forecast to be a hot one, and we know that high temperatures combined with unexpectedly high doses of MDMA is a dangerous combination that can be fatal. Without drug checking, there's no way to identify high-risk drug samples before people consume them,” they wrote.

They suggested an “evaluated pilot program” would provide “vital information for further discussion” when it is held at the NSW Drug Summit next year.

“In drug checking services, health professionals provide expert harm reduction advice and help people manage the risks of taking drugs. Drug checking already operates in 28 countries around the world, including Australia and is supported by a strong evidence base that shows it helps people make better decisions for their own wellbeing,” they wrote.

The letter was signed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation, the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and the Health Services Union.

I support their call. I also support calls for the Premier to set a date and timeline for the proposed drug summit. It will provide a valuable forum for evidence to be presented, considered and discussed and enable informed decisions to be made and worthwhile outcomes to be achieved.

This was my experience of the first drug summit held over five days at Parliament House in 1999. Significantly, the Carr Labor Government held it within months after that year’s State election. It brought together Members of Parliament, experts in the medical and social aspects of drug use, community representatives, families who had lost their sons and daughters to overdosing and people with experience of drug use and its effects. We heard compelling and moving evidence about issues that were confronting to many of them. MPs engaged in serious discussions about these issues, often for the first time, and many of them changed their views.

While the medically supervised injecting room in Kings Cross was its most high-profile outcome, it achieved much more. It made 172 recommendations relating to young people and drugs, treatment services, drug education, law enforcement, breaking the drugs and crimes cycle and community action.

We now have new issues to address, not least the risks associated with casual drug use by people, particularly young people, who are not addicted or drug dependent and who otherwise live productive, happy, crime-free lives. This is in addition to the medical and social problems associated with drug addiction and the use of drugs such as ice.

A new drug summit could examine all the possible ideas that could contribute to minimising the harm from illicit drug use. It could consider whether existing approaches are working effectively or whether they are perversely increasing the risk of harm. This includes measures to ensure safety and reduce harm. While some may aim for the unrealistic ideal of a completely drug free world, a drug summit should aim to help people stay alive in this one.

COUNCILLOR CLOVER MOORE AO

Lord Mayor

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the recommendations of the Inquest into the death of six patrons of NSW music festivals conducted by Deputy Coroner Harriet Grahame during 2019, as shown at Attachment B to the subject Minute;

(B)      Council endorse the open letter to the NSW Premier calling on his Government to "immediately start drug checking with an implementation pilot this summer festival season", as shown at Attachment C to the subject Minute; and

(C)      the Lord Mayor be requested to write to the Premier to:

(i)         set a date and timeline for his proposed Drug Summit; and

(ii)        ensure that the Summit:

(a)       brings together Members of Parliament, experts in the medical and social aspects of drug use, including young people, police, community representatives, families, and people with experience of drug use and its effects; and

(b)       has as its priority the development of recommendations for action that would reduce the risk of drug-related deaths and will contribute to reducing and ending the harm from illicit drug use, including drug checking/pill testing and the reform of the policing of drug use.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - Vale Helena Carr ref: 4767    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Minute by the Lord Mayor

To Council:

I wish to inform Council of the sudden passing of Helena Carr, an accomplished businesswoman and wife of former NSW Premier and Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, on 25 October 2023.

Helena was born in Perak, Malaysia. She was the youngest of six children from a multicultural family, her father, Lourdes was Indian and her mother, Regina was Chinese.

In 1965, at the age of 17, a fiercely independent Helena convinced her parents to allow her to come to Sydney to study at Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta. She then went on to major in economics at the University of Sydney, where she was a resident at Sancta Sophia College. This is where, as a fellow student and resident, I first met Helena and knew her as an intelligent and warm young woman.

In 1971 while on holiday in Tahiti, Helena met her future husband, Bob Carr, who noticed her sitting by the pool reading a book by JK Galbraith, while he was on a stop over from the United States. They married in February 1973. They often described their 50-year journey together as a partnership in both public and private life, which reflects the strength of their love and commitment to one another.

Helena was an accomplished and successful businesswoman. She joined Leigh Mardon in 1976, first as a market research officer and then as a product manager. She left in 1981 to join Amatil before returning to Leigh Mardon, as a business development manager and then a division manager, where she was responsible for a staff of 1,000. Later she recalled that some of her staff were "quite frightened of me". But the only people who really needed to be afraid, she added, were "those who didn't perform". By the mid-1980s, she was the Managing Director of Leigh Mardon.

Later, with business partner Max Turner, Helena bought Merritt Madden Printing and Advanced Graphics, a commercial printer producing prospectuses, annual reports, and trade magazines. In October 2004, she and Turner sold the business.

When her husband, Bob became Leader of the Opposition in 1988, I got to know Helena again, meeting both at official functions and regularly running into each other at Bill and Tony’s on Stanley Street, where Helena and Bob, and my husband, Peter and I regularly had coffee and breakfast before we started our day. At this time, I came to know her again as a very intelligent and interesting person to talk to, a bright and warm personality, who was always there in support of her partner, Bob.

Helena famously avoided the spotlight. She was described by Edmund Capon, former director of the Art Gallery of NSW and friend as "a tower of strength" but also a tower of "discretion". Others described her as "the business brains of the [Carr family] operation" and Bob said she “resist[ed] very strongly any idea of [my] premature departure".

The public commitment to stand by Bob was made easier by her commitment to her own career. The most important decision she ever made was to avoid that dangerous intersection where her business life might have met his politics.

She told the Sydney Morning Herald in 1988: "A partner's interests must coincide with yours, but his occupation need not do so." Independent, self-confident, and financially secure, she was not reliant on Carr, or jealous of his limelight, but instead a steadfast partner and supporter.

Helena died suddenly after losing consciousness as a result of a brain aneurism while in Vienna, Austria, with her husband of 50 years at her side.

Together with many others, I will remember Helena for her charisma and charm, her ability to connect with people from all walks of life, and as someone who genuinely cared, and who was always ready to listen and offer support.

COUNCILLOR CLOVER MOORE AO

Lord Mayor

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)      all persons attending this meeting of Council observe one minute's silence to commemorate the life of Helena Carr and her enduring legacy as an independent, intelligent, interesting and warm person, successful businesswoman and steadfast partner and supporter of former NSW Premier, Bob Carr;

(B)      Council express its condolences to Helena Carr's husband, Bob Carr and family; and

(C)      the Lord Mayor convey Council's condolences to Bob Carr and his family.

Carried unanimously.

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Note – the Lord Mayor acknowledged the presence of former NSW Premier Bob Carr, who was viewing the Council meeting via the webcast.

Note – all Councillors, staff and member of the public present stood in silence for one minute as a mark of respect to Helena Carr.

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - Council Submission to the Explorer Street Public Housing Rezoning Proposal ref: 4726    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Ellsmore, seconded by Councillor Scott –

It is resolved that:

(A)       Council note:

(i)         the NSW Government has announced plans to rezone, demolish and redevelop 46 public housing homes in Explorer Street, Station Street and Aurora Place Eveleigh; 

(ii)        the Explorer Street rezoning proposal is on public exhibition until 1 December 2023; and

(iii)       Council has made a submission in response to the rezoning proposal which is publicly available on the Council website; and

(B)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         provide a supplementary submission which provides further detail in relation to the City’s expectation of community engagement and consultation in relation to current and future plans for the site; and

(ii)        draft the City’s supplementary submission to:

(a)        emphasise that robust, transparent, and open consultation with public housing tenants should be a pre-requisite of all plans to redevelop existing public housing;

(b)        include recommendations about tenant engagement in the design and delivery of the project, and better consultation with the wider community.  Best practice engagement should include involving public housing tenants in co-designing and/ or actively playing a leading role in the future plans for the site;

(c)        note that there is a high level of anxiety and concern amongst tenants about the proposal, amongst the tenants who are aware of the plans;

(d)        note that a number of the public housing tenants who live at the Explorer Street have been tenants there for more than 20 years, and that other tenants were relocated from Millers Point when this public chousing was sold, and had been told they would not be forced to move again;

(e)        advocate that, at a minimum, NSW agencies should follow the Compact for Renewal published by Shelter NSW, Tenants Union of UNSW and City Futures Research Centre, and developed with public housing tenants;

(f)         advocate strongly that appropriate sizes apartments for all existing families be renovated or built as part of any redevelopment, noting that a number of apartments currently include overcrowded families;

(g)        advocate strongly that any public housing tenants relocated as a result of the development be housed in the local area, if this is their preference;

(h)        advocate strongly for the right of return for existing tenants to be formalised, including a guarantee future accommodation will be suitable and appropriate; and

(i)          advocate that any future plans prioritise minimising disruption and the time that any parts of the site will be vacant and without housing, including advocating that in-fill and staged development be considered, if the plans are to go ahead; and

(iii)       the CEO be authorised to finalise and submit supplementary information in line with this Council decision.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - Community Recognition Statement – Zebra Lounge ref: 4762    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Gannon, seconded by Councillor Jarrett –

It is resolved that Council:

(A)       note that Councillor Lyndon Gannon would like to congratulate Craig Jarman on celebrating his restaurant’s - Zebra Lounge, located at Pyrmont - 13th birthday. He opened his doors on 13 September 2010, and still every morning he wakes up excited to serve and converse with the locals, who have all supported him since the beginning;

(B)       Zebra Lounge is a fantastic restaurant that the locals all acclaim has both delicious food and a great dining experience;

(C)       Craig and his team are a true community business, ensuring patrons always have an amazing experience; and

(D)       thank Craig and wish Happy 13th Birthday to Zebra Lounge.

The motion was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (9)     The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Chan, Davis, Gannon, Jarrett, Kok, Scott, Weldon and Worling

Noes (1)     Councillor Ellsmore*.

Carried.

*Note – Councillor Ellsmore abstained from voting on this matter. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 10.4 of the Code of Meeting Practice, Councillor Ellsmore is taken to have voted against the motion.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - City of Sydney E-Scooter Trial ref: 4759    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Original motion moved by Councillor Jarrett, seconded by Councillor Gannon.

It is resolved that:

(A)       Council note:

(i)         at the 27 June 2022 Council meeting, Councillor Jarrett tabled a Notice of Motion which called upon the City of Sydney to participate in the NSW Government’s e-scooter trial that was scheduled to begin in July 2022;

(ii)        Councillor Chan amended Councillor Jarrett’s Motion and instead requested the Chief Executive Officer to “monitor the progress of the e-scooter trials in other locations over the next 12-18 months and report back to Councillors via the CEO Update on observations and any changes to Council’s position to participate in the trial as a result” and “advocate to Transport for NSW to provide financial assistance to Councils to encourage them to develop and manage the e-scooter trial and ensure its success”. This amendment was carried;

(iii)       Wollongong City Council was the first city-centre to launch a dedicated e-scooter trial which has been operating since 29 September 2023;

(iv)       on 20 October 2023, Neuron Mobility - the supplier that Wollongong City Council have engaged to supply the e-scooters for the their trial  - released a report titled ‘Stronger rider demand continues’ (the Report) which assessed the impact of the e-scooter trial on Wollongong’s City Centre since its inception; but the NSW government is yet to formally assess the e-scooter trial across various trial locations;

(v)        between 29 September and 13 November 2023 over 17,000 people took more than 46,000 trips on the 300-strong e-scooter fleet operating in Wollongong, with a total distance of over 100,000km being travelled;

(vi)       the Report indicates that the incident level in Wollongong has remained low and is in line with expectations;

(vii)      despite the short amount of time since the beginning of the e-scooter trial, the Report notes that the economic impacts of the trial in Wollongong have been following the same pattern as over 20 other cities in Australia and New Zealand where data shows that “on average seven out of ten e-scooter trips result in a purchase and 45 per cent of e-scooter trips replace a car journey, reducing congestion and emissions;

(viii)    the Report notes that, based on Australian-wide research, the trial in Wollongong has seen 45,000km of car trips replaced by e-scooter trips which has been estimated to have saved approximately six tonnes of CO2;

(ix)       further, around 30,000 e-scooter trips have resulted in a purchase from a local business either immediately before or after a rider’s journey, resulting in an estimated $200,000 of incremental spend at local restaurants and businesses in Wollongong alone;

(x)        Council unanimously adopted the City of Sydney’s Electrification of Transport Strategy and Action Plan at the 26 June 2023 Council meeting;

(xi)       within this Strategy, Action Plan number 5 denotes that the City will ‘advocate that subsidies for electric vehicles (including for charging) proposed by the Australian and NSW Government reflect the City’s fleet transition hierarchy (i.e. e-bikes and other micro-mobility and public transport first then commercial and finally private vehicles)’;

(xii)      at the Council meeting of 20 November 2023, Council is being asked to endorse the City of Sydney’s Access Strategy and Action Plan – Continuing the Vision;

(xiii)    within Continuing the Vision, Action number 14 ‘Electrification of City Transport’ reflects the 21 actions outlined in the City’s Electrification of Transport Strategy and Action Plan and recommits the City to both advocating for and participating in opportunities to electrify transport options;

(xiv)    the first NSW city-centre e-scooter trial taking place is in Wollongong, and the company supplying the e-scooters reports they have successfully demonstrated the positive economic and environmental impacts e-scooters have on cities both locally and nationally; and

(xv)     e-scooters, similar to that of e-bikes, are an alternative form of electric transport that would advance the progress of meeting our net zero emissions target by 2035. However, given the high pedestrian activity in the City Centre and the risks that e-scooters on crowded footpaths present, the City should wait until the separated cycleway network is completed, so the trial takes place only on the separated cycleway in order to maintain the safety of everyone; and

(B)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         write to the Secretary of Transport asking when Transport for NSW will make available their assessment of the e-scooter trials, and whether this will include any independent data and observations regarding the economic and environmental impacts as well as the safety considerations collected in other locations participating in the e-scooter trial over the past 12 to 18 months; and

(ii)        report back to Councillors via a CEO Update with the response from Transport for NSW and advice about the City of Sydney’s participation in an e-scooter trial.

The amended motion was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (9)           The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Chan, Davis, Ellsmore, Gannon, Jarrett, Kok, Scott and Worling

Noes (1)          Councillor Weldon.

Amended motion carried.

X086657

 

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - Stanley Street – Let’s Party! ref: 4761    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Gannon, seconded by Councillor Jarrett –

It is resolved that:

(A)       Council note:

(i)         fourteen Sydney Streets have been planned for the 2023-2024 financial year, seven between September and November 2023 and another seven between February and April 2024, as listed below:

(a)        Redfern Street (23 September and 17 February);

(b)        Haymarket (30 September), and Sydney Lunar Streets (10 February);

(c)        Glebe Point Road (14 October and 9 March);

(d)        Stanley Street (21 October and 24 February);

(e)        Crown Street, Surry Hills (4 November and 6 April);

(f)         Harris Street, Pyrmont (11 November and 16 March); and

(g)        Potts Point (18 November and 23 March);

(ii)        many of these events have been incredibly successful and popular;

(iii)       the success of these events show that Sydney’s entertainment and nightlife scene is bouncing back;

(iv)       each location has its own unique character, with for example, Stanley Street being a unique dining precinct in the City as it is almost entirely lined by food and beverage operators;

(i)         the City has budgeted $365,000 in the 2023/2024 financial year for the delivery of two Sydney Street events in Stanley Street, approximately $180,000 per event;

(ii)        with the incredible popularity of the events at Stanley Street, NSW Police have advised we will need to increase crowd management measures including infrastructure and security. This will see costs increase for the next event to at least $200,000; and

(iii)       Stanley Street is currently being supported by the City’s outdoor dining fee waiver measures, which will continue to 2025; and

(B)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to progress the review of the Sydney Streets events, immediately following the completion of the 2023-2024 season in April 2024, and

(i)         consider whether the program can be amended by, for example changing the frequency and/or the locations of Sydney Street events;

(ii)        engage with local businesses, services and community groups to determine the optimal timing and frequency of events across the City, including the option of programming Sydney Streets or similar events during the Winter months;

(iii)       investigate options for infrastructure where required, not limited to traffic calming devices, to allow for more frequent usage, minimising the need to hire hostile vehicle mitigation equipment; with such measures being subject to a cost-benefit analysis; and

(iv)       report back to Council via CEO update.

The motion, as varied by consent, was carried unanimously.

X086658

 

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - Vale Aunty Esme ref: 4760    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Davis, seconded by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)       Council note:

(i)         Bidjigal Elder and renowned shell artist, Aunty Esme Timbery, passed away on 6 October 2023 aged 92;

(ii)        Aunty Esme was born 1931 in Port Kembla - at one of her family's fishing camps, Hill 60. The youngest of five children of Hubert Timbery and Elizabeth Butler, Aunty Esme had nine children, twenty-six grandchildren, fifty-one great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren. She was a proud descendent of the Timbery family from the La Perouse Aboriginal Community with enduring historical and cultural connections to Coastal Sydney and South Coast NSW;

(iii)       Aunty Esme came from a family of well-known Fishermen. Her Great grandfather George “Trimmer” Timbery and father Hubert were both fishermen. George Timbery applied to the government and was granted a boat and was able to provide his community with a livelihood through fishing. One hundred and fifty years later, in 2022, the NSW Government honoured Aunty Esme’s achievements in Shellwork by naming a River Class Ferry “Esme Timbery”;

(iv)       La Perouse in the 1870's was an Aboriginal fishing village established by the men and women of the surrounding Southern Sydney area. The men and women who were relocated there used traditional knowledges and practices to make a living. In 1895, La Perouse was established as one of the earliest Aboriginal Government reserves in NSW;

(v)        the women of La Perouse were known to be earning income by making and selling shell baskets used for a variety of purposes including ornamentation. This long tradition of shell working in La Perouse and on the NSW South Coast has continued to this day;

(vi)       the history of shellwork represents connection between generations of Aboriginal mothers, sisters, and daughters, between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, locals and tourists and with beaches, tides and oceans. Shellwork is recognised and acknowledged as a unique artform that can be traced back to both Indigenous and Victorian roots to evolve as a contemporary and unique artform;

(vii)      Aunty Esme comes from a long line of shell artists (shell workers). Her great-grandmother “Queen” Emma Timbery, was a renowned shell worker whose shellwork was displayed at Sydney’s Royal Easter show and in 1910 was included in an exhibition of Australian Craft in London;

(viii)    as a young girl, Aunty Esme started to follow in Queen Emma’s footsteps, learning the intricacies of shellwork from her mother, grandmother, and Aunties of La Perouse. Aunty Esme learnt about the different types of shells and on which beaches to find them;  

(ix)       among her notable body of work, are the following stand out contributions and achievements:

(a)        the 1997/1998 exhibition “Djalarinji – Something that Belongs to Us;

(b)        the shell worked, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Centrepoint and Sydney Opera House commissioned by the Sydney Opera House in 2001/2002 for the Message Sticks festival. These artworks are now part of the National Museum of Australia collection;

(c)        in 2005, two of Aunty Esme’s blue shell worked Sydney Harbour Bridges were awarded first prize in the inaugural Parliament of New South Wales Indigenous Art Prize;

(d)        in 2007, Aunty Esme was featured in the ABC documentary “She Sells Seashells”;

(e)        one of her most important pieces is the 2008 installation “Shellworked Slippers” featuring 200 pairs of shell encrusted baby slippers as a memorial to the Stolen Generations and later presented at the Biennale of Sydney; and

(f)         the 2015 artwork “Shellwalk”, a collaboration with Wiradjuri / Kamilaroi artist Jonathon Jones, is her most significant. The artwork is a façade of the Aleander residential building at the southern gateway to Barangaroo’s waterfront promenade, Wulugul Walk. The 22 x 3.5metre work is made from multiple aluminum panels, each decorated with a combination of larger-than-life shells welded onto the screens. Each shell is laid out and designed by Aunty Esme. The artwork is significant in that Barangaroo was an area renowned for its shell middens during the colony’s establishment in Sydney;

(x)        in 2019, the University of NSW named their new arts facility The Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab (CPL) or “The Esme” as students nicknamed the space a multi-arts production hub. It is the first building on the University’s campus named after an Indigenous woman; and

(xi)       the Timbery family are proud of this family tradition and cultural practice. Shell work continues with Aunty Esme’s daughter Marilyn Russell today;

(B)       Council observe a minute’s silence to mark the passing of Aunty Esme, noting her significant contribution to Australia as one its longest serving and enduring First Nations artists; and

(C)       the Lord Mayor be requested to write to Aunty Esme’s family expressing the Council’s condolences.

Carried unanimously.

X086660

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


20/11/2023 - Property Matter (Confidential) ref: 4764    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that Council approve the recommendation contained within Confidential Attachment A to the subject report.

Carried unanimously.

X097253

Lead officer: Nicholas Male-Perkins, Marcia Morley


20/11/2023 - Investments Held as at 31 October 2023 ref: 4773    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that the Investment Report as at 31 October 2023 be received and noted.

Carried unanimously.

X020701

Lead officer: Priyanka Sharma


20/11/2023 - Local Planning Panel - Appointment of Members ref: 4766    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that Council:

(A)       endorse the reappointment of four existing expert members beyond 29 February 2024 to the City of Sydney Local Planning Panel, being Megan Jones, Brendan Randles, Marcus Trimble and Annelise Tuor, for a further period of three years;

(B)       endorse the reappointment of four existing expert members beyond 29 February 2024 to the City of Sydney Local Planning Panel, being Paul Berkemeier, Tony Caro, Helena Miller and Penny Murray until 8 April 2025;

(C)       endorse the appointment of six additional expert members from the Minister for Planning’s pool of experts to the City of Sydney Local Planning Panel, being Melonie Bayl-Smith, John Bilmon, Michael Harrison, Vanessa Holtham, Jocelyn Jackson and Stephen Pearse, for a period of three years from the date of appointment;

(D)       endorse the appointment of four additional community representatives to the City of Sydney Local Planning Panel, being Julie Armour; Jayden Bregu; Peter Tzannes; and Judy MacGraw (subject to probity checks), for a period of three years from the date of appointment; and

(E)       endorse the use of the appointed expert members and community representatives for the independent role on Council's Review of Determinations Panel, subject to their acceptance of the invitation.

Carried unanimously.

X095150

Lead officer: Bill Mackay


20/11/2023 - Grants and Sponsorship – Cultural Grants ref: 4779    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council approve the cash and value-in-kind recommendations for the Festivals and Events Sponsorship program as shown at Attachment A to the subject report;

(B)      Council note the applicants who were not recommended in obtaining a cash grant or value-in-kind for the Festivals and Events Sponsorship program as shown at Attachment B to the subject report;

(C)      Council approve the amendment to the Creative Grant to Elizabeth Margaret Muldoon for $25,000 in cash funding, which was approved by Council on 19 June 2023 to include Auspicious Arts Projects Inc as the auspicing organisation;

(D)      Council note that all grant amounts are exclusive of GST;

(E)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer agreements with any organisation approved for a grant or sponsorship under terms consistent with this resolution and the Grants and Sponsorship Policy;

(F)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to correct minor errors to the matters set out in this report, noting that the identity of the recipient will not change, and a CEO Update will be provided to Council advising of any changes made in accordance with this resolution; and

(G)      the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         conduct a Councillor workshop that: 

(a)       provides an overview of the grant’s application and assessment process; and

(b)       outlines the current grant programs, funding priorities, relationship to City of Sydney Strategic Plans and Priorities; and

(ii)        review the grants and sponsorship policy as part of the mid-term policy review process, taking into account feedback from Councillors and any potential systemic barriers and bias in the application and assessment process.

Carried unanimously.

S117676

Lead officer: Cathy Brown


20/11/2023 - Grants and Sponsorship - Environmental Grants ref: 4777    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council approve the cash recommendations for the Green Building Grant program as shown at Attachment A to the subject report;

(B)      Council note the applicants who were not recommended in obtaining a cash grant for the Green Building Grant program as shown at Attachment B to the subject report;

(C)      Council note that all grant amounts are exclusive of GST;

(D)      Council note $40,759 in savings from the Green Building Grant program within the 2023/24 financial year will be made available for the Innovation and Ideas grant program currently being considered by Council;

(E)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer agreements with any organisation approved for a grant or sponsorship under terms consistent with this resolution and the Grants and Sponsorship Policy; and

(F)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to correct minor errors to the matters set out in this report, noting that the identity of the recipient will not change, and a CEO Update will be provided to Council advising of any changes made in accordance with this resolution.

Carried unanimously.

S117676

Lead officer: Michele Freeman, Alana Goodwin


20/11/2023 - Fire Safety Reports ref: 4765    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that Council note:

(A)       the contents of the Fire Safety Report Summary Sheet, as shown at Attachment A to the subject report; and

(B)       the contents of Attachment B and not exercise its power under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to issue a Fire Safety Order at 2-8 Dixon Street, Sydney at this time.

Carried unanimously.

S105001.002

Lead officer: Damian Zammit


20/11/2023 - Tender - T-2023-1028 - Loftus Street Upgrade ref: 4776    Recommendations Determined

Public domain improvements

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the changes to project scope as set out in Attachment A to the subject report;

(B)      Council accept the tender offer of Tenderer D for the design and construction of the Loftus Street Upgrade project;

(C)      Council note the total contract sum and contract contingency for the Loftus Street Upgrade project as outlined in Confidential Attachment B to the subject report;

(D)      Council note the tendered rates provided in Confidential Attachment C to the subject report;

(E)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to finalise, execute and administer the contracts relating to the tender; and

(F)      Council approve the additional funding for the project, as outlined in Confidential Attachment B to the subject report.

Carried unanimously.

X089947.006

Lead officer: Allan Saxby


20/11/2023 - Grants and Sponsorship - Amended Grant Application - Affordable and Diverse Housing Fund - RJ Williams Redevelopment, Glebe ref: 4778    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note its resolution on 14 December 2020 to approve a $3 million (excluding GST) cash grant to Wesley Community Services Limited to support the redevelopment of the RJ Williams building located at 274-276 Glebe Point Road, Glebe for the purpose of affordable housing provided that if the project changed from the proposal reported at that time Council reserved the right to withdraw the grant offer;

(B)      Council note the modification of consent approval for the RJ Williams property located at 274-276 Glebe Point Road, Glebe to develop 56 new rooms for the purposes of affordable housing;

(C)      Council confirm the $3 million (excluding GST) cash grant through the Affordable and Diverse Housing Fund to Wesley Mission for the development of the RJ Williams building located at 274-276 Glebe Point Road, Glebe for the purpose of affordable housing in accordance with information contained in Attachment C to the subject report;

(D)      Council note that the grant amount is exclusive of GST;

(E)      Council confirm that the resolutions made on 14 December 2020 continue to apply;

(F)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer the agreement with Wesley Mission approved for a grant under terms consistent with this resolution and the Grants and Sponsorship Policy; and

(G)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to correct minor errors to the matters set out in this report, noting that the identity of the recipient will not change, and a CEO Update will be provided to Council advising of any changes made in accordance with this resolution.

Carried unanimously.

S117676

Lead officer: Julie Giuffre


20/11/2023 - 2023/24 Quarter 1 Review – Delivery Program 2022-2026 ref: 4772    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the financial performance of Council for the first quarter, ending 30 September 2023, including a Quarter 1 Operating Result (before depreciation, interest, capital related costs and income) of $30.7M and the full year forecast of $115.3M and a Net Operating Result of $19.9M and a full year forecast of $106.8M as outlined in the subject report and summarised in Attachment A to the subject report;

(B)      Council note the Quarter 1 Capital Works expenditure of $46.1M and a revised full year forecast of $218.8M, and approve the proposed adjustments to the adopted budget, including bringing forward $5.0M of funds into the 2023/24 capital budget, $0.6M from the capital works contingency, and to reallocate funds within relevant programs within capital budget as detailed in Attachment B to the subject report; 

(C)      Council note the Technology and Digital Services Capital Works expenditure of $5.3M, net of disposals, and a full year forecast of $19.2M, approve $0.3M allocation from the capital works contingency, and approve bringing forward $0.2M of funds into the 2023/24 capital budget as detailed in Attachment B to the subject report;

(D)      Council note the Quarter 1 Plant and Equipment expenditure of $1.7M, net of disposals, and a revised full year forecast of $14.7M as detailed in Attachment B to the subject report;

(E)      Council note that there were no Property Acquisitions or Disposal transactions in Quarter 1, and the full year forecast for net Property Acquisitions of $194.1M;

(F)      Council note the supplementary reports, which detail major legal issues, the quick response, street banner and venue hire support grants and sponsorship programs, fee-waived and discounted community facilities hire, international travel, property and land use matters approved under delegation and contracts over $50,000 in Quarter 1, as detailed in Attachment C to the subject report;

(G)      Council approve the write-off of a commercial property debt of $251,086.33 (including GST), for Ion Training Pty Ltd, as their appointed liquidator is in the final phases of submitting a report to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to wind up the company with little prospect of returning any future dividend to its registered unsecured creditors including the City;

(H)      Council note the attached letter from the Office of Local Government pertaining to 2023/24 Financial Assistance Grants - Advice to Councils at shown at Attachment D to the subject report;

(I)        Council note the Global Cooksafe Coalition Statement of Intent signed by the Chief Executive Officer on 17 October 2023 as shown at Attachment E to the subject report and note that any related activities will be explored for inclusion in the next review of the City’s Operational Plan and budget.

Carried unanimously.

X094861

Lead officer: Vicky Hobson, Kate Kennedy, James Mackay


20/11/2023 - Sale of Heritage Floor Space - City Owned Property ref: 4774    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council endorse the sale of approximately 1,241.25 square metres of Heritage Floor Space awarded to the City in its capacity as a landowner of the heritage listed Corporation Building;

(B)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to manage the sale of Heritage Floor Space for the Corporation Building, including supporting valuations, negotiations and executing all documentation to effect and complete the sale; and

(C)      Council note that it will be updated on the progress of the sale of Heritage Floor Space for the Corporation Building through CEO Updates as and when the sale of the Heritage Floor Space is completed.

Carried unanimously.

X026460.023

Lead officer: Nicholas Male-Perkins


20/11/2023 - Grants and Sponsorship - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collaboration Fund and Innovation and Ideas Grants ref: 4781    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Lead officer: Michele Freeman, Alana Goodwin, Julie Giuffre


20/11/2023 - Post Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 2, 2A-8 Arundel Street and 6-12 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 4784    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the three submissions received in response to the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal: 2, 2A-8 Arundel Street and 6-12 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge as described in this report;

(B)      Council approve the Planning Proposal: 2, 2A-8 Arundel Street and 6-12 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge, shown at Attachment A to the subject report, to be made as a local environmental plan under section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979; and

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make minor variations to the Planning Proposal: 2, 2A-8 Arundel Street and 6-12 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge to correct any minor errors prior to finalisation.

The motion was carried on the following show of hands:

Ayes (7)     The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Davis, Gannon, Jarrett, Kok, Scott and Worling 

Noes (2)     Councillors Ellsmore and Weldon.

Motion carried.

X082392

 

Lead officer: Tamara Bruckshaw, Ben Schneider


20/11/2023 - Post Exhibition - Access Strategy and Action Plan - Continuing the Vision ref: 4783    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the submissions and feedback received through the public exhibition period as shown at Attachment C to the subject report;

(B)      Council adopt the Access Strategy and Action Plan - Continuing the Vision incorporating amendments, as shown at Attachments A and B to the subject report; and

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make amendments to the Access Strategy and Action Plan – Continuing the Vision in order to correct any minor drafting errors and finalise design, artwork and accessible formats for publication.

Carried unanimously.

X095505

Lead officer: Peter Warrington


20/11/2023 - Tender - T-2022-906 - Tree Maintenance and Urban Forest Services ref: 4775    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council accept the tender offer of Tenderer B for the Northern Area and Tenderer A for the Southern Area of the Tree Maintenance and Urban Forest Services Tender for a period of six years, with the option of an extension of two further terms, of two years each, if appropriate;

(B)      Council note that the total contract sum and contingency for the Tree Maintenance and Urban Forest Services Tender project is outlined in Confidential Attachment B to the subject report;

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to finalise, execute and administer the contracts relating to the tender; and

(D)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to exercise the options referred to in (A), if appropriate, and negotiate the price to extend the contract accordingly.

The motion was carried on the following show of hands:

Ayes (7)          The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Chan, Davis, Gannon, Jarrett, Kok and Worling

Noes (3)          Councillors Ellsmore, Scott and Weldon.

Motion carried.

X094916

Lead officer: Karen Sweeney


20/11/2023 - Outdoor Alcohol Restrictions ref: 4780    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the public exhibition process for proposed alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas undertaken in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, and the matters raised in submissions as summarised in Attachment C to the subject report;

(B)      Council approve the establishment of alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas listed in Attachment A to the subject report for a nine-month period, except for those noted at (E);

(C)      Council approve the establishment of the timed areas as outlined in Attachment A to the subject report;

(D)      Council approve the establishment of temporary alcohol-free zones outlined in Attachment A to the subject report;

(E)      Council not approve the following proposed alcohol-free zones and alcohol prohibited areas at:

(i)         Harris Street, from Fig to Quarry Streets, Ultimo

(ii)        High Street Gardens, Millers Point

(iii)      Strickland Park, Chippendale

(iv)      Bartley Lane, Chippendale

(v)       Buckland Lane, Newtown

(vi)      Egan Street, Newtown

(vii)     Watkin Street, from King Street to Wilson Street, Newtown

(viii)    Whateley Lane, Newtown

(ix)      King Street, from Newman Street to Sydney Park Road, Newtown

(x)       Bay Street, from Parramatta Road to Greek Street, Glebe

(xi)      Greek Street , Glebe

(xii)     Grose Street , Glebe

(xiii)    Francis Street, Glebe

(xiv)    Franklyn Street, Glebe

(xv)     Bourke Street, from Danks St to Phillip St, Waterloo

(xvi)    Danks Street, from Young St to Bourke St, Waterloo

(xvii)   Blackburn Street, Surry Hills

(xviii)  Towns Place, Millers Point

(F)      the Lord Mayor be requested to write to the Minister for Local Government to request an evaluation of alcohol-free zones and alcohol prohibited areas in preventing alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour without exacerbating disproportionate impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, social housing residents and people experiencing homelessness; and

(G)      the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         continue to work with local residents and Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to co-design person-centred approaches to address alcohol-related harm alongside NSW Health, NSW Land and Housing Corporation, NSW Police and the NSW Department of Communities and Justice; and

(ii)        during the nine-month period approved in (B), comprehensively review all existing alcohol-free zones and alcohol prohibited areas in broad consultation with local residents, communities in social housing estates, neighbourhood advisory boards, community services – including Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, Torres Strait Islander, and culturally and linguistically diverse organisations, business and relevant NSW government agencies to determine which specific restrictions have broad community support and should be retained, and which can be lifted, and report back to Council with revised recommendations.

Carried unanimously.

X099118

Lead officer: Rebecca Martin


20/11/2023 - Grants and Sponsorship - Accommodation Grant Program - Beehive Industries and Scarred Trees Ministries ref: 4782    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council approve an increased rental subsidy for Beehive Industries for 137 Palmer Street Darlinghurst for its current lease for the period of 1 December 2023 to 30 June 2026 on the following rental subsidy:

 

Market Rental Value

Grant Subsidy

Grant Amount

Rent to be paid

Year 3 (pro rata) 01/12/2023 - 30/06/2024  (213 days)

$198,112.18

$198,112.18

100%

$0.00

Year 4 01/07/2024 - 30/06/2025

$349,672.64

$349,672.64

100%

$0.00

Year 5 01/07/2025 - 30/06/2026

$360,162.82

$360,162.82

100%

$0.00

(B)      Council approve an ad-hoc grant to Larissa Minecon representing Scarred Trees Ministries to licence Meeting Room 1 and Meeting Room 2, Ground Floor, Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John's Road, Glebe from 1 December 2023 to 30 June 2024 in accordance with section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 on the following rental subsidy which incorporates outgoings and utilities:

Year

Market Rental Value (approximate)

Grant Subsidy (Rounded)

Grant Amount

Rent to be paid

Year 1 (pro rata)

01/12/2023 - 30/06/2024   (213 days)

$9,915.88

 

100%

$9,915.88

$0.00

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer any amendments to the lease to Beehive Industries required to incorporate the terms of this approval;

(D)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive officer to negotiate, execute and administer the licence agreement to Larissa Minnecon representing Scarred Trees Ministries for Meeting Room 1 and Meeting Room 2, Ground Floor, Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John's Road, Glebe on the terms consistent with this report and in accordance with the Grants and Sponsorship Policy; and

(E)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to correct minor errors to the matters set out in this report, noting that the identity of the recipients will not change, and a CEO Update will be provided to Council advising of any changes made in accordance with this resolution.

Carried unanimously.

S117676

Lead officer: Irene Fakas


20/11/2023 - City of Sydney 2022/23 Annual Reporting and Public Presentation of the 2022/23 Financial Statements and Audit Reports to Council ref: 4771    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Council

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 20/11/2023

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council present the 2022/23 Annual Financial Statements and auditor's reports to the public as shown at Attachment A to the subject report

(B)      Council adopt the 2022/23 Annual Financial Reports subject to the receipt of any submissions over the ensuing seven day period;

(C)      Council endorse the 2022/23 Annual Report, including the Statutory Returns, Financial Statements and Delivery Program 2022-26 Progress Report for 2022/23 as shown at Attachments A, B and C to the subject report, including the following amendment:

that the reporting on the progress against Council’s affordable and social housing targets be updated to also report the amount of affordable and social housing that has been built (that is, completed) as a percentage, if possible, for the 2022/23 financial year;

(D)      Council note the 2022/23 annual report on the City's Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2021–2025 as shown at Attachment D to the subject report;

(E)      Council note the 2022/23 Green Report as shown at Attachment E to the subject report; and

(F)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make any minor amendments to the reports to correct any drafting errors and finalise design, artwork and accessible formats for publication.

The amended motion was carried unanimously.

X084202

Lead officer: Geoff Burton, Bob Wallace


16/11/2023 - Matters Raised ref: 4758    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

Leichhardt PAC

Leichhardt PAC raised the issue of additional parking signage needed in Arundel Street, Forest Lodge near the Ambulance HQ Station to remind drivers of the parallel parking spaces.

City of Sydney advised that staff is aware of this issue and is currently working with the contractor to install the required signs.

 

Kings Cross PAC

Kings Cross PAC raised the issue of a need for a designated drop off / pick up area for Taxis and Car Share drivers, on the northern side of Bayswater Road, Potts Point, to reduce the traffic congestion.

Chairperson advised City staff will investigate and work with TfNSW and Kings Cross PAC to arrange a designated area for a drop off / pick up area.

 

Late item

Works Zone – Liverpool Street, Sydney – 2023/520069

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works Zone - Liverpool Street, Sydney

TRIM Container No.:

2023/520069

Recommendations

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the following reallocation of kerb space in Liverpool Street, Sydney west of Castlereagh Street:

On the southern side, between the points 10 metres and 20.6 metres as "No Stopping 6am-10am 3pm-8pm Mon-Fri", "Works Zone 10am-3pm Mon-Fri" and "4P Ticket 8pm-12am Mon-Fri 8am-10pm Sat Sun & Public Holidays".

On the southern side, between the points 20.6 metres and 40 metres as "Works Zone 10am-3pm Mon-Fri" and "No Stopping All Other Times"

Subject to the following conditions:

The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

The Applicant must advise if the Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) has been approved and ensure all conditions within the CTMP are adhered to.

The Works Zone will be removed 7 days before commencement of construction works for the Castlereagh Street cycleway project.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Transport for NSW

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

 

Background

Deicorp Pty Ltd has requested a 30 metre long Works Zone in Liverpool Street, Sydney.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 133-141 Liverpool Street.

Comments

The kerb space on the southern side of Liverpool Street, Sydney west of Castlereagh Street is currently signposted as "No Stopping" and "No Stopping 6am-10am 3pm-8pm Mon-Fri", "Loading Zone Ticket 10am-3pm Mon-Fri 6am-10am Sat" and "4P Ticket 8pm-12am Mon-Fri, 10am-10pm Sat, 8am-10pm Sun & Public Holidays".

The Works Zone is intended to operate from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday only. The Works Zone will be removed 7 days before commencement of construction works for the Castlereagh Street cycleway project.

Consultation

The applicant must notify adjacent properties at least 14 days prior to the implementation of the Works Zone.

Financial

All costs associated with the Works Zone will be borne by the Applicant.

clement lim, traffic manager - City North

 

 

 

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16/11/2023 - Parking - Various Changes - Pitt Street, Sydney ref: 4752    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2022/494979

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the following reallocation of parking in Pitt Street, Sydney:

On the eastern side between the points 11.4 metres and 29.6 metres south of Martin Place as "No Parking 7am-7pm Coaches Excepted 15 Mins Limit" and "4P Ticket 7pm-Midnight"

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The Fullerton Hotel has requested consideration to improve on-street parking access for coaches in Pitt Street, Sydney.

Lead officer: Clement Lim


16/11/2023 - Traffic Treatment - Shared Zone - Foley Street, Darlinghurst ref: 4755    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/538058

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the following traffic treatments and parking changes in Darlinghurst:

(A)      A 10km/h Shared Zone in Foley Street between Crown Street and Palmer Street and between Palmer Street and Bourke Street;

(B)      Continuous footpath treatments at the following locations:

·               Foley Street, east of Crown Street;

·               Foley Street, west of Palmer Street; and

·               Foley Street, east of Palmer Street.

(C)      A raised threshold in Langley Street, south of Foley Street;

(D)      Reallocation of parking on the southern side of Foley Street, between the points 10 metres and 34 metres, west of Palmer Street as "Loading Zone 6am-6pm Vehicles Under 6m Only" and "No Stopping Other Times"; and

(E)      Reallocation of parking on the western side of Palmer Street, between the points 16 metres and 28.8 metres, north of Oxford Street as "Loading Zone".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation pending on the City of Sydney to provide further detail of bollards to be installed and the safety seating issues addressed.

Background

The approved mix used development (D/2020/1071/E) at 58-76, 82-106 and 110-122 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst includes a proposal to convert Foley Street between Crown and Bourke Streets into a 10km/h shared zone.

Foley Street is a one-way eastbound laneway which runs through Crown Street, Palmer Street and merges into Bourke Street in the east. The current laneway is generally used for waste collections and kerbside parking is restricted as “No Stopping” and “No Parking”. Existing footpaths on both sides are approximately 0.3 metres wide.

Lead officer: Clement Lim


16/11/2023 - Parking - No Parking Coaches Excepted 15 Minute Limit - Thomas Street, Haymarket ref: 4751    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/521844

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the eastern side of Thomas Street, Haymarket between the points 20 metres and 32.5 metres (two car spaces) south of Thomas Lane as "No Parking Coaches Excepted 15 Minute Limit."

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The Great Southern Hotel has requested consideration of "No Parking Coaches Excepted 15 Minute Limit" in Thomas Street, Haymarket south of Thomas Lane to improve on-street pick up and drop off access for coaches.

Lead officer: Varun Nayyar


16/11/2023 - Works Zone - York Street, Sydney - Extension to Existing Works Zone ref: 4741    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/586262

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the extension of the existing Works Zone on the western side of York Street, Sydney, between the points 27 metres and 30 metres north of Druitt Street as "Works Zone 7am-3pm Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm Sat" and "No Stopping Other Times", subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

(C)       The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(D)       The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Versatile Made Construction has requested an additional 3 metre long Works Zone in York Street, Sydney to facilitate construction works at 139 York Street, Sydney.

Lead officer: Varun Nayyar


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures – Sydney Streets 2024 – Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point ref: 4729    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/576795

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures for the Sydney Street 2024 on Saturday, 17 February 2024 from 9am to 11.30pm subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Kings Cross PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact relevant Bus Operators and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

In early 2022, the City introduced a series of Sydney Summer Streets events closing several high streets to support communities during the pandemic. The initiative was an opportunity for local businesses to extend their trade onto footpaths and outdoor settings. Following the success of the Sydney Summer Streets events, the City now plans to hold similar Sydney Streets events on an ongoing basis to support communities and local businesses.

The City has applied for the temporary road closures of Darlinghurst Road and surrounding side streets in Potts Point for the Sydney Streets 2024 on Saturday, 17 February 2024 from 9am to 11.30pm.

Lead officer: Varun Nayyar


16/11/2023 - Parking - Bike Parking - Francis Street, Glebe ref: 4748    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/531213

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the southern side of Francis Street, Glebe between the points 100.3 metres and 106.1 metres (0 car space) west of Bay Street "Bicycle Parking".

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Leichhardt PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Balmain

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

A resident of Francis Street has requested consideration of 4 U-rails bike parking in front of Harris Farm pedestrian entrance to improve the situation of parked bicycles blocking the footpath.

Lead officer: Jimmy Soo


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures - Post Malone Australian Tour 2023 ref: 4723    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/606661

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures for the Post Malone Australian Tour 2023 from 10pm on Wednesday, 29 November 2023 to 12.30am on Thursday, 30 November 2023 subject to the following conditions:-

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Sydney City PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact relevant Bus Operators and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Event Services International has applied for the temporary road closures for of the Post Malone Australian Tour 2023 10pm on Wednesday, 29 November 2023 to 12.30am on Thursday, 30 November 2023.

Lead officer: Tanz Alam


16/11/2023 - Parking - Mobility Parking - Newman Street, Newtown ref: 4745    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/550363

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the northern side of Newman Street, Newtown between the points 30 metres and 37.8 metres east of King Street as “4P Mobility Parking Only 8am-10pm”.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Inner West PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City’s Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2021-2025 (IDAP) includes a series of actions designed to actively address barriers faced by people with disability. One of the actions identified in the IDAP is to “continue to explore and implement strategies to increase access to on-street and off-street accessible parking and drop off points in the City of Sydney area”.

Therefore, the City is proposing to install "4P Mobility Parking Only 8am-10pm" in Newman Street, Newtown.

 

Lead officer: Vicki Calleja


16/11/2023 - Works Zone - Riley Street, Surry Hills ref: 4739    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/583163

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the western side of Riley Street, Surry Hills, between the points 19 metres and 29 metres south of Adelaide Street as  "Works Zone 7.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 7.30-3.30pm Sat" and "2P 5.30pm-10pm Mon-Fri, 3.30pm-10pm Sat, 8am-10pm Sun & Public Holidays, Permit Holders Excepted Area 18", subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

(C)       The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(D)       The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Robert Plumb Build Pty Ltd has requested a 10 metre long Works Zone in Riley Street, Surry Hills.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 471 Riley Street, Surry Hills.

Lead officer: Vicki Calleja


16/11/2023 - Parking - Mobility Parking - Morley Avenue, Rosebery ref: 4746    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/560384

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the allocation of parking on the northern side of Morley Avenue, Rosebery between the points 10 metres and 16.8 metres east of Dunning Avenue as "4P Mobility Parking Only 8am-10pm".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – South Sydney PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City’s Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2021-2025 (IDAP) includes a series of actions designed to actively address barriers faced by people with disability. One of the actions identified in the IDAP is to “continue to explore and implement strategies to increase access to on-street and off-street accessible parking and drop off points in the City of Sydney area”.

Therefore, the City is proposing to install "4P Mobility Parking Only 8am-10pm" in Morley Avenue, Rosebery.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


16/11/2023 - Works Zone - Mallett Street, Camperdown ref: 4733    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/577127

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the eastern side of Mallett Street, Camperdown as follows:

·            between the points 25.8 metres and 50.8 metres south of Hampshire Lane as "Works Zone 7:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm Sat "

·            between the points 70.5 metres and 82.3 metres as “No Parking, 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri Authorised Disabled Persons Vehicles Excepted”, subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

(C)       The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(D)       The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Inner West PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

FDC Fitout & Refurbishment (NSW) Pty Ltd has requested a 25 metre long Works Zone in Mallett Street, Camperdown.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown.

Lead officer: Chin Gupta


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures – Sydney Streets 2024 – Harris Street, Pyrmont ref: 4731    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/576781

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures for the Sydney Streets 2024 on Saturday, 23 March 2024 from 9am to 11.30pm subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Sydney City PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact relevant Bus Operators and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

In early 2022, the City introduced a series of Sydney Summer Streets events closing several high streets to support communities during the pandemic. The initiative was an opportunity for local businesses to extend their trade onto footpaths and outdoor settings. Following the success of the Sydney Summer Streets events, the City now plans to hold similar Sydney Streets events throughout the year to support communities and local businesses.

The City has applied for the temporary road closures of Harris Street and surrounding streets in Pyrmont for the Sydney Streets 2024 event on Saturday, 23 March 2024 from 9am to 11.30pm.

Lead officer: Varun Nayyar


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closure - Lunar New Year Festival 2024 ref: 4721    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/564616

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures for the Sydney Lunar Streets Festival on Saturday, 10 February 2024 from 12pm to 1am on Sunday, 11 February 2024 subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Sydney City PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Transport for NSW

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Place Management NSW

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City of Sydney has applied for the temporary road closures in Haymarket for the Sydney Lunar Streets Festival 2024 on Saturday, 10 February 2024 from 12pm to 1am on Sunday, 11 February 2024.

Lead officer: Chin Gupta


16/11/2023 - Works Zone - Phillip Street, Sydney ref: 4737    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/582612

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the western side of Phillip Street, Sydney, between the points 50 metres and 80 metres south of Bent Street as "Works Zone 7am-7pm Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Sat" & "No Parking Other Times", subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

(C)       The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(D)       The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(E)       The Applicant must advise if the Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) has been approved and ensure all conditions within the CTMP are adhered to.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Essence Project Management Pty. Ltd. has requested a 30 metre long Works Zone in Phillip Street, Sydney.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney.

Lead officer: Alex Saunders


16/11/2023 - Parking - Mobility Parking - Campbell Street, Surry Hills ref: 4744    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/560363

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the southern side of Campbell Street, Surry Hills between the points 26.2 metres and 33 metres west of Bourke Street as "4P Mobility Parking Only 8am-10pm".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported an alternate recommendation of “2P Mobility Parking Only 8am-10pm”.

Background

The City’s Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2021-2025 (IDAP) includes a series of actions designed to actively address barriers faced by people with disability. One of the actions identified in the IDAP is to “continue to explore and implement strategies to increase access to on-street and off-street accessible parking and drop off points in the City of Sydney area”. Therefore, the City is proposing to install "4P Mobility Parking Only 8am-10pm" in Campbell Street, Surry Hills near Taylor Square.

 

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures - 2024 Mardi Gras Parade ref: 4719    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/580889

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures for the 2024 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, 2 March 2024 subject to the following conditions:-

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Surry Hills PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact Sydney Buses and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required; and

(G)       The Traffic Management and Traffic Control Plans are agreed to in principal and to be finalised through the Working Group established by Premiers and Cabinet’s Community Engagement and Events Division with representative from the Police, Transport Management Centre (TMC), Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Sydney Buses, Council and Event Organisers.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Transport for NSW

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Ltd has applied for the temporary road closures of Oxford, Flinders, Liverpool and College Streets and short sections of adjoining streets for the 2024 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade on 2 March 2024.

Lead officer: Vicki Calleja


16/11/2023 - Parking - No Parking - Renwick Street, Alexandria ref: 4750    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/575968

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the southern side of Renwick Street, Alexandria between the points 21.5 metres and 26.5 metres (one car space) east of Suttor Street as "No Parking 8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri, Council Vehicles Excepted".

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – South Sydney PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The recent construction of a new kerb extension on the corner of southern side of Renwick Street at Suttor Street has reduced the space available for the community bus to pull in and out in the adjacent existing “No Parking 8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri Council Vehicles Excepted” zone. Therefore, an extension of the length of space of this parking zone is required.

Lead officer: Hassan Choudhry


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures - New Years Eve 2023 ref: 4722    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/585679

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures for the New Year's Eve 2023 on 4am Sunday, 31 December 2023 from to 9am Monday 1 January 2023 subject to the following conditions:-

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Sydney City PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact relevant Bus Operators and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

Place Management NSW

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City of Sydney has applied for the temporary road closures of city streets for the New Year's Eve 2023 from 4am Sunday, 31 December 2023 from to 9am Monday 1 January 2023.

Lead officer: Clement Lim


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures – Sydney Streets 2023 – Stanley Street, Darlinghurst ref: 4725    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/576776

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures of Stanley Street, Darlinghurst and surrounding streets for the City's Sydney Streets 2024 event on Saturday, 24 February 2024 from 9am to 11.30pm subject to the following conditions:-

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Kings Cross PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters tobe distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact relevant Bus Operators and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

In early 2022, the City introduced a series of Sydney Summer Streets events closing several high streets to support communities during the pandemic. The initiative was an opportunity for local businesses to extend their trade onto footpaths and outdoor settings. Following the success of the Sydney Summer Streets events, the City now plans to hold similar Sydney Streets events throughout the year to support communities and local businesses. The City has applied for the temporary road closures of Stanley Street, Darlinghurst and surrounding streets for the Sydney Streets 2024 on Saturday, 24 February 2024 from 9am to 11.30pm.

Lead officer: Alex Saunders


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures - 2024 Mardi Gras Laneway Festival ref: 4720    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/580889

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures of Hill Street, Surry Hills and surrounding streets, for the 2024 Mardi Gra Laneway Festival from 12am Sunday, 3 March 2024 to 2am Monday 4 March 2024 subject to the following conditions:-

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Surry Hills PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Traffic Management and Traffic Control Plans are agreed to in principal and to be finalised through the Working Group established by Premiers and Cabinet’s Community Engagement and Events Division with representative from the Police, Transport Management Centre (TMC), Transport for NSW (TfNSW), Sydney Buses, Council and Event Organisers.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Transport for NSW

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Ltd has applied for the temporary road closures of Hill Street, Surry Hills and surrounding streets, for the 2024 Mardi Gra Laneway Festival from 12am Sunday, 3 March 2024 to 2am Monday 4 March 2024.

Lead officer: Vicki Calleja


16/11/2023 - Parking - Bus Zone - Wentworth Avenue, Sydney ref: 4749    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/619375

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the northern side of Wentworth Avenue between the points 63.4 metres and 90 metres, west of Hunt Street as "Bus Zone".

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City and Transport for NSW are proposing a bus stop in Wentworth Avenue to maintain access to public transport as part of the new cycleway on Liverpool and Oxfords Streets.

Lead officer: Clement Lim


16/11/2023 - Parking - 2P Parking - Hutchinson Street, Surry Hills ref: 4747    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2022/532335

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the western side of Hutchinson Street, Surry Hills between the points 7.3 metres and 15.1 metres (one car space) north of Sandwell Street as "2P 8am-10pm, Permit Holders Excepted Area 18".

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

A resident of Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills who recently requested a Mobility Parking space in Hutchinson Street has now asked for it to be removed as it is no longer required.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures - Sydney Streets 2024 - Redfern Street, Redfern ref: 4728    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/576787

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures on Redfern Street, Redfern, and surrounding streets, for the City's Sydney Streets 2024 on Saturday, 16 March 2024 from 8am to 11.30pm subject to the following conditions:-

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the South Sydney PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain approval from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact relevant Bus Operators and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – South Sydney PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

In early 2022, the City introduced a series of Sydney Summer Streets events closing several high streets to support communities during the pandemic. The initiative was an opportunity for local businesses to extend their trade onto footpaths and outdoor settings.

Following the success of the Sydney Summer Streets events, the City now plans to hold similar Sydney Streets events throughout the year to support communities and local businesses. The City has applied for the temporary road closures of Redfern Street, Redfern and surrounding streets for the Sydney Streets 2024 on Saturday, 16 March 2024 from 8am to 11.30pm.

Lead officer: Vicki Calleja


16/11/2023 - Schedule of Conditions ref: 4757    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

Decision

Attachments

Schedule of Conditions:-

(A)      On Street Parade Conditions

(B)      Temporary Road Closure Conditions

(C)      Works Zone Conditions



 


16/11/2023 - Works Zone - Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery ref: 4734    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/580563

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the allocation of the kerb space on the eastern side of Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery, between the points 50 metres and 68 metres north of Cressy Street as "Works Zone 7.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 7.30am-3.30pm Sat"', subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

(C)       The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(D)       The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – South Sydney PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Deicorp Pty Ltd has requested an extension of the existing Works Zone by 18 metre in Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 12-22 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


16/11/2023 - Car Share - Pitt Street, Waterloo ref: 4742    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/558769

Recommendations

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the allocation of parking as follows:

• On the western side of Pitt Street, Waterloo between the points 16 metres and 21.5 metres (one car space) north of Raglan Street as "No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted", and

• On the northern side of Raglan Street, Waterloo between the points 19.2 metres and 24.5 metres (one car space) east of Pitt Street as "Unrestricted for parking".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – South Sydney PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City is committed to providing dedicated parking for car sharing across the Local Government Area as part of a Council approved Car Share Policy. An application has been received from PopCar for a car share space in Pitt Street, Waterloo north of Raglan Street.

Lead officer: Vicki Calleja


16/11/2023 - Works Zone - Union Street, Sydney ref: 4740    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/586691

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the southern side of Union Street, Pyrmont, between the points 14.1 metres and 32.1 metres east of Edward Street as "Works Zone 7am-7pm Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Sat" and "2P Ticket Permit Holders Excepted Area 20 Other Times", subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(C)       The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(D)       The Applicant must advise if the Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) has been approved and ensure all conditions within the CTMP are adhered to.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

JCGV ETP has requested an 18 metre long Works Zone in Union Street, Pyrmont.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 37-69 Union Street, Pyrmont.

Lead officer: Alex Saunders


16/11/2023 - Works Zone - Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont ref: 4738    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/586650

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the northern side of Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont, between the points 36.1 metres and 56.1 metres east of Edward Street as "Works Zone 10am-4pm Mon-Sat" and "No Parking Other Times", subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(C)       The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(D)       The Applicant must advise if the Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) has been approved and ensure all conditions within the CTMP are adhered to.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

JCGV ETP has requested a 20 metre long Works Zone in Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 37-69 Union Street, Pyrmont.

Lead officer: Alex Saunders


16/11/2023 - Works Zone - Goderich Lane, Potts Point ref: 4736    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/556432

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the western side of Goderich Lane, Potts Point between the points 10 metres and 20 metres east of Pennys Lane as "Works Zone 7.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri 7.30am-3.30pm Sat" and "1P 5.30pm-10pm Mon-Fri, 3.30-10pm Sat and 8am-10pm Sun Permit Holders Excepted Area 19", subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(C)       The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Redwood & Co Pty Ltd has requested a 10 metre long Works Zone in Goderich Lane, Potts Point.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 9-15 Bayswater Road, Potts Point.

Lead officer: Chin Gupta


16/11/2023 - Parking - Various Parking Changes - Upper Fort Street and Watson Road, Millers Point ref: 4753    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/103500

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the following reallocation of parking in Millers Point:

(A)       On the eastern side of Upper Fort Street between the points 165.5 metres and 249.1 metres (14 spaces) from Argyle Street as "P10mins 7-8.15am 3.30-6pm Mon-Fri", "No Parking 8.15-9am 2-3.30pm Mon-Fri" and "4P Ticket 9am-2pm 6-10pm Mon-Fri 8am-10pm Sat Sun & Public Holidays.

(B)       On the southern side of Watson Road between the points 38.1 metres and 130.9 metres (16 spaces) from Argyle Street as "P10mins 7-8.15am 3.30-6pm Mon-Fri", "No Parking 8.15-9am 2-3.30pm Mon-Fri" and "4P Ticket 9am-2pm 6-10pm Mon-Fri 8am-10pm Sat Sun & Public Holidays.

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Condition B50 of the approved State Significant Development of Fort Street Public School (SSD-10340) requires the applicant to submit the proposed parking changes to the Committee for endorsement.

Lead officer: Clement Lim


16/11/2023 - Mobile Crane - Temporary Road Closures - Marion Street and William Lane, Redfern ref: 4732    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/601826

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures of Marion Street, Redfern between Regent and Gibbons Streets, (two lanes) and William Lane at Marion Street, (one lane), from 7am on Saturday 25th November to 8pm on Sunday 26th November 2023 (37 hours), subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as mentioned in Schedule B of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must comply with any other conditions imposed by City’s Construction Regulation Unit.

(C)       The Applicant has indicated the 2-3, 9-10 December 2023, 13-14, 20-21 January 2024 and 3-4,10-11/ February 2024 as contingency dates.

(D)       The Applicant must contact the South Sydney PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the road closures.

(E)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(F)        The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed closures and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – South Sydney PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Richard Crookes Construction has applied for the temporary road closures of Marion Street, Redfern between Regent and Gibbons Streets, (two lanes) and William Lane at Marion Street, (one lane), from 7am on Saturday 25th November to 8pm on Sunday 26th November 2023 (37 hours).

Lead officer: Chin Gupta


16/11/2023 - Item for Committee Information - Local Pedestrian Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee - Meeting Dates 2024 ref: 4718    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2024/499120

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee note the meeting dates for the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee in 2024.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Transport for NSW

ü

 

NSW Police – All

ü

 

Representatives for the Members of Parliament -   All

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The Committee note the meeting dates for the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee in 2024.

Lead officer: Claudia Calabro


16/11/2023 - Traffic Treatment - Continuous Footpath Treatment - Loftus Lane, Sydney ref: 4756    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/539886

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the installation of a continuous footpath treatment in Loftus Lane, Sydney at Loftus Street.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City proposes to introduce a continuous footpath treatment in Loftus Lane, Sydney, at the intersection with Loftus Street, to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility, slow vehicle speeds and enhance the streetscape.

This upgrade is proposed to be installed as part of the upgrade of Loftus Street approved by the Committee on the 8 December 2022.

Lead officer: Clement Lim


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures – Sydney Streets 2024 – Glebe Point Road, Glebe ref: 4730    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/576792

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures for the Sydney Streets 2024 on Saturday, 9 March 2024 from 9am to 11.30pm subject to the following conditions:-

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Leichhardt PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact relevant Bus Operators and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Leichhardt PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Balmain

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

In early 2022, the City introduced a series of Sydney Summer Streets events closing several high streets to support communities during the pandemic. The initiative was an opportunity for local businesses to extend their trade onto footpaths and outdoor settings. Following the success of the Sydney Summer Streets events, the City now plans to hold similar Sydney Streets events throughout the year to support communities and local businesses.

The City has applied for the temporary road closures of Glebe Point Road, Glebe and surrounding streets for the Sydney Street 2024 on Saturday, 9 March 2024 from 9am to 11.30pm.

Lead officer: Alex Saunders


16/11/2023 - Parking - Mobility Parking and No Parking - Maddox Street, Alexandria ref: 4743    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/578386

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the northern side of Maddox Street, Alexandria west of Bourke Road as follows:

(A)       Between the points 128 metres and 135.8 metres as "4P 8am-10pm Mobility Parking Only"; and

(B)       Between the points 118 metres and 128 metres as "No Parking 8am-6pm Mon-Fri".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – South Sydney PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City’s Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2021-2025 (IDAP) includes a series of actions designed to actively address barriers faced by people with disability. One of the actions identified in the IDAP is to “continue to explore and implement strategies to increase access to on-street and off-street accessible parking and drop off points in the City of Sydney area”.

Therefore, the City is proposing to install "4P Mobility Parking Only 8am-10pm" in Maddox Street, Alexandria.

The City is also considering to install temporary "No Parking 8am-6pm Mon-Fri" to facilitate pick up and drop off for parents accessing Perry Park.

Lead officer: Hassan Choudhry


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures - Paramore Australian Tour 2023 ref: 4724    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/606662

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closures for the Paramore Australian Tour 2023 from 10pm on Saturday, 25 November 2023 to 12.30am on Sunday, 26 November 2023 subject to the following conditions:

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Sydney City PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact relevant Bus Operators and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Event Services International has applied for the temporary road closures for of the Paramore Australian Tour 2023 10pm on Saturday, 25 November 2023 to 12.30am on Sunday, 26 November 2023.

Lead officer: Tanz Alam


16/11/2023 - Traffic Treatment and Parking Proposal - Queen and William Street, Beaconsfield ref: 4754    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

 

2023/583300

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the following treatments and parking changes in Beaconsfield.

(A)       The allocation of kerbside restrictions in Queen Street as "60° Angle Parking - Rear to Kerb" as follows:

·            Western side, north of Beaconsfield Street, between the following points

·            258.8 metres and 269.3 metres;

·            270.8 metres and 295.2 metres;

·            308.1 metres and 324 metres;

·            326.6 metres and 338.6 metres;

·            466.4 metres and 478.2 metres; and

·            481.2 metres and 498.6 metres

·            Eastern side, North of Beaconsfield Street between the following points

·            69 metres and 75.8 metres;

·            78.6 metres and 87.8 metres;

·            90.6 metres and 120.8 metres;

·            517.9 metres and 527.8 metres; and

·            530.5 metres and 543 metres.

(B)       The allocation of kerbside restrictions in Queen Street as "2P 8am-6pm Permit Holders Excepted Mon-Fri" as follows:

·            Eastern side, between points 285.8 metres and 298.1 metres; and

·            Western side, between points 542.9 metres and 545.3 metres. 

 

(C)       The allocation of kerbside restriction in William Street as "60° Angle Parking - Rear to Kerb" as follows:

·            Western side, North of Beaconsfield Street, between the following points

·            10.4 metres and 31.6 metres;

·            51.8 metres and 70.8 metres;

·            224 metres and 248.6 metres; and

·            350.2 metres and 378.5 metres

·            Eastern side, north of Beaconsfield Street, between the following points

·            85.5 metres and 91.9 metres;

·            94.5 metres and 104.3 metres;

·            298.6 metres and 323.6 metres; and

·            325.8 metres and 345.2 metres

(D)       The installation of 4.1 metre wide landscaped kerb-side blisters on Queen Street as follows:

·            Western side, North of Beaconsfield Street, between the following points:

·            255 metres and 258.8 metres

·            269.3 metres and 270.8 metres

·            324 metres and 326.6 metres

·            338.6 metres and 342.6 metres

·            460 metres and 466.4 metres

·            478.2 metres and 481.2 metres

·            498.6 metres and 509 metres

·             Eastern side, North of Beaconsfield Street, between the following points:

·            75.8 metres and 78.6 metres

·            87.8 metres and 90.6 metres

·            120.8 metres and 128.5 metres

·            511.4 metres and 517.9 metres

·            527.8 metres and 530.5 metres

·            543 metres and 551.6 metres

(E)       Installation of 2 metre wide In-Road landscaped median on Queen Street, North of Beaconsfield Street, between the following points:

·            139.2 metres and 154.2 metres

·            201.3 metres and 212.6 metres

·            371.5 metres and 391.5 metres

·            555.7 metres and 572.2 metres

·            592.6 metres and 612.5 metres

(F)        Provision of a pedestrian refuge island at the Queen and Collins Street intersection, north of Collins Street, between points 199.2 metres and 201.30 metres.

(G)       Installation of a 4.6 metre wide kerb extension on the eastern side of Queen Street, between the points 295.2 metres and 308.1 metres north of Collins Street.

(H)       Installation of a 2.1 metre wide kerb extension on the western side of Queen Street, between the points 298.1 metres and 315.2 metres north of Collins Street.

(I)         Provision of a pram ramp crossing on Queen Street, between points 31.6 metres and 34.0 metres on both sides of the street.

(J)        Installation of 4.1 metre landscaped kerb-side blisters on William Street as follows:

·            Eastern side, North of Beaconsfield Street, between the following points:

·            77.4 metres and 85.5 metres

·            91.9 metres and 94.5 metres

·            104.3 metres and 110.5 metres

·            323.6 metres and 325.8 metres

·            345.2 metres and 351.2 metres

·             Western side, North of Beaconsfield Street, between the following points:

·            31.6 metres and 36 metres

·            70.8 metres and 77.4 metres

·            217.5 metres and 224 metres

·            248.6 metres and 255.1 metres

·            342.1 metres and 350.2 metres

·            378.5 metres and 385.4 metres

(K)       Installation of 2 metre wide In-Road landscaped median strips on William Street between the following points:

·            116.6 metres and 127.9 metres

·            187.9 metres and 213.1 metres

·            392.1 metres and 406 metres

(L)        Installation of a 2.1 metre wide kerb extension on William Street, north of Beaconsfield Street as follows;

·            Eastern side, between the following points:

·            0 metres and 6.6 metres

·            41.3 metres and 59.7 metres

·            Western side, between the following points:

·            287.3 metres and 299.80 metres

(M)      Installation of a 4.6 metre wide kerb extension on William Street, north of Beaconsfield Street as follows:

·            Western side, between the following points:

·            2.4 metres and 10.4 metres.

·            44.1 metres and 51.8 metres.

·            Eastern side, between the following points:

·            283.8 metres and 298.6 metres.

(N)       Provision of a pram ramp crossing on eastern and western side of William Street, between the following points:

·             2.8 metres and 4.0 metres

·            46.3 metres and 48.7 metres

·            292 metres and 294 metres

(O)       The allocation of yellow "No Stopping" line marking as follows:

·            Western side of William Street, between the points 403.1 and413.6 metres south of Reserve Street;

·            Eastern side of William Street, between the points 404.9 and 413.6 metres south of Reserve Street;

·            Western side of Queen Street, between the points 610 and 620 metres south of Johnson Street;

·            Eastern side of Queen Street, between the points 612 and 622 metres south of Johnson Street;

·            Western side of Queen Street, between the points 566.3 metres and 576.3 metres, south of O'Connor Lane;

·            Western side of Queen Street, between the points 580.2 metres and 590.2 metres, north of O'Connor Lane; and

·            Western side of Queen Street, between the points 45.1 metres and 55.1 metres, north of Queens Lane.

(P)       To install B-B centreline road marking as follows:

·            On William Street, between the following points

·            74.4 metres and 82 metres

·            340.5 metres and 354.5 metres

·            382.1 metres and 384.5 metres

·            On Queen Street, between the following points

·            343 metres and 356.2 metres

·            503 metres and 514 metres

·            538.4 metres and 556.2 metres

(Q)       To install white chevron road marking North of Beaconsfield Street, as follows:

·            On William Street, between the following points

·            105.4 metres and 116.6 metres

·            384.5 metres and 392.1 metres

·            On Queen Street, between the following points

·            123.8 metres and 139.2 metres

·            212.6 metres and 228.6 metres

·            356.2 metres and 371.5 metres

·            556.2 metres and 555.70 metres

(R)       The installation of a raised pedestrian crossing in Collins Street, west of William Street.

The installation of a Continuous Footpath Treatment in William Street, north and south of Collins Street. 

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – South Sydney PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The Greening Sydney Strategy (GSS) was adopted by Council in July 2021 and sets a vision for a greener Sydney that will help improve our health and wellbeing, reduce urban heat impacts and bring nature into the city. The strategy is made up of six key directions and 20 key actions. Streets account for 23 per cent of the total local government area (LGA). The target for streets as a collective land use area is 39 per cent green cover with a minimum of 34 percent canopy cover. To achieve the overall LGA targets a variety of measures are defined in Action 1 of the GSS. The City has committed to develop policies, programs, and projects to increase the number and type of street gardens, increase the number and type of inroad plantings, plant more street trees and ensure the largest tree species appropriate for the space in planted. The planting of trees within the road pavement area is an opportunity to increase tree canopy within the street network above that provided by typical planting within the verge. Planting in the roadway provides a range of benefits including traffic calming by narrowing roadway down and reducing speed, opportunity to install trees clear of overhead services, opportunity for passive irrigation and integrated stormwater management and the maximised shading of large areas of hard stand. William and Queen Streets in Beaconsfield are suitable locations to fulfil the above vision. The proposed works for these streets are an integrated proposal to provide in-road planting opportunities whilst also addressing issues related to traffic speed, parking, and pedestrian access.

Lead officer: Helen Rogers


16/11/2023 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures - Sydney Streets 2024 - Crown Street, Surry Hills ref: 4727    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 16/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

2023/576789

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure on Crown Street, Surry Hills and surrounding streets for the City's Sydney Streets 2024 on Saturday, 6 April 2024 from 8am to 11.30pm subject to the following conditions: -

(A)       The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)       The Applicant must contact the Surry Hills PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)       The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)       The Applicant is to obtain approval from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)        The Applicant must contact relevant Bus Operators and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

Transport for NSW

ü

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

In early 2022, the City introduced a series of Sydney Summer Streets events closing several high streets to support communities during the pandemic. The initiative was an opportunity for local businesses to extend their trade onto footpaths and outdoor settings. Following the success of the Sydney Summer Streets events, the City now plans to hold similar Sydney Streets events throughout the year to support communities and local businesses.

The City has applied for the temporary road closure of Crown Street, Surry Hills and surrounding streets for the Sydney Streets 2024 on Saturday, 6 April 2024 from 8am to 11.30pm.

Lead officer: Vicki Calleja


09/11/2023 - Development Application: 28-30 Orwell Street, Potts Point - D/2021/893 ref: 4714    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Central Sydney Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/11/2023 - Central Sydney Planning Committee

Decision published: 13/11/2023

Effective from: 09/11/2023

Decision:

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Ms Galvin -

It is resolved that:

(A)       the variation requested to the Height of Buildings development standard in accordance with Clause 4.6 'Exceptions to development standards' of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 be upheld; and

(B)       pursuant to Section 4.16(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, a deferred commencement consent be granted to Development Application Number D/2021/893, subject to the conditions set out in Attachment A to the subject report.

Reasons for Decision

The application is approved for the following reasons:

(A)       The development, subject to conditions, is consistent with the objectives of the MU1 Mixed Use zone pursuant to Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012.

(B)       Based upon the material available to the Committee at the time of determining this application, the Committee is satisfied that:

(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 Local Environmental Plan 2012; and

(ii)        the proposal is in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the MU1 Mixed Use zone and the height of buildings development standard.

(C)       The development conserves the heritage significance of the heritage item and satisfies Clause 5.10 of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012.

(D)       The development exhibits design excellence to satisfy Clause 6.21C of Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012.

(E)       The development is consistent with the character and principles identified in the locality statement for Kings Cross in Section 2.4.7 of the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.

(F)       The development, subject to conditions, has addressed environmental impacts, will improve the quality and amenity of the public domain, and does not detrimentally impact any significant view corridors.

(G)      The proposal, subject to conditions, provides acceptable amenity for the proposed hotel accommodation use.

(H)       The site is suitable for the proposed development.

(I)         The public interest is served by the approval of the proposal, as amendments to the development application have generally addressed the matters raised by the City. This is subject to the recommended conditions of consent imposed relating to the appropriate management of the potential environmental impacts associated with the development.

Carried unanimously.

D/2021/893

 

Lead officer: Matthew Girvan


09/11/2023 - Post Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 2, 2A-8 Arundel Street and 6-12 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 4715    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Central Sydney Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/11/2023 - Central Sydney Planning Committee

Decision published: 13/11/2023

Effective from: 09/11/2023

Decision:

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Ms Galvin -

It is resolved that:

(A)      the Central Sydney Planning Committee note the three submissions received in response to the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal: 2, 2A-8 Arundel Street and 6-12 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge as described in this report;

(B)      the Central Sydney Planning Committee approve the Planning Proposal: 2, 2A-8 Arundel Street and 6-12 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge, shown at Attachment A to the subject report, to be made as a local environmental plan under section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979; and

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make minor variations to the Planning Proposal: 2, 2A-8 Arundel Street and 6-12 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge to correct any minor errors prior to finalisation.

Carried unanimously.

X082392

 

 

Lead officer: Tamara Bruckshaw, Ben Schneider


09/11/2023 - Post Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 85-93 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 4716    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Central Sydney Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/11/2023 - Central Sydney Planning Committee

Decision published: 13/11/2023

Effective from: 09/11/2023

Decision:

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Chan -

It is resolved that:

(A)       the Central Sydney Planning Committee note the issues raised in the Summary of Submissions as shown at Attachment A to the subject report and in the Information Relevant To Memorandum published 9 October 2023;

(B)       the Central Sydney Planning Committee approve the Planning Proposal – 85-93 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills (as amended) as shown at Attachment B to the subject report, to be made as a local environmental plan under section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, subject to replacing the first dot point on page 12 of the Planning Proposal with the following site specific provisions, that:

(i)         allow a maximum floor space ratio of 4.5:1 subject to:

(a)        a provision that removes the application of cl.6.21D of the Sydney LEP, so that the requirement for a competitive design process and any additional design excellence bonus for either height or floor space does not apply;

(b)        development utilising the additional floor space under the clause being restricted to alterations and/or additions to the existing building; and

(c)        development utilising the additional floor space under the clause not being used for residential or serviced apartments; and

(C)       authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make amendments and minor variations to the Planning Proposal – 85-93 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills (as amended) to ensure consistency with the matters in clause (B), as detailed in the Information Relevant To Memorandum published 9 October 2023, and to correct any minor errors prior to finalisation.

Carried unanimously.

X096329.003

 

Lead officer: Sally Peters, Ben Schneider