Coffs Harbour City Council

06 March 2019

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

The above meeting will be held in the Council Administration Building

Cnr Coff and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour on:

 

Thursday, 14 March 2019

 

The meeting commences at 5.00pm and your attendance is requested.

 

 

AGENDA

 

1.         Opening of Ordinary Meeting

2.         Acknowledgment of Country

3.         Disclosure of Interest

4.         Apologies

5.         Public Addresses / Public Forum

6.         Mayoral Minute

7.         Mayoral Actions under Delegated Authority

8.         Confirmation of Minutes

9.         Rescission Motion

10.      Notices of Motion - General

11.      General Manager’s Reports

12.      Notices of Motion – Business Services

13.      Directorate Reports – Business Services

14.      Notices of Motion – Sustainable Communities

15.      Directorate Reports – Sustainable Communities

16.      Notices of Motion – Sustainable Infrastructure

17.      Directorate Reports – Sustainable Infrastructure

18.      Notices of Motion - Trust

19.      Trust Reports

20.      Requests for Leave of Absence

21.      Questions On Notice

22.      Matters of an Urgent Nature

23.      Consideration of Confidential Items (if any)

24.      Close of Ordinary Meeting.

 

 

Steve  McGrath

General Manager

 

 


Order of Business

 

  

Directorate Reports - Business Services

BS19/11          Monthly Financial Performance Report for the Month Ended 31 January 2019............................................................................................................ 3

Directorate Reports - Sustainable Communities

SC19/05          Draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy - Strategic Approach.......................................................................................... 20

SC19/06          Draft Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 – Amendment No.8 (Housekeeping 3)...................................................................................... 116

SC19/07          Northern Beaches Multi-Purpose Centre............................................ 147

SC19/08          Draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program.. 153

SC19/09          Development Application No. 0402/19DA - Rural Dual Occupancy (Detached) - Lot 100 DP 1169297, 133-133a Mackays Road, Coffs Harbour.................................................................................................................................. 280

Notices of Motion Sustainable Infrastructure

NOM19/02      Installation of Continuous Deflection Separation Pollution Control Units.................................................................................................... 294

Directorate Reports - Sustainable Infrastructure

SI19/06           Traffic Committee Meeting Nos. 1/2019 & 2/2019.................................... 295   


BS19/11       Monthly Financial Performance Report for the Month Ended 31 January 2019

Author:                        Senior Financial Accountant

Authoriser:                  Director Business Services

MyCoffs:                      D.2 We have effective use of public resources.

Attachments:              ATT1  BS19/11   Monthly Financial Performance Report for the Month Ended 31 January 2019  

 

Executive Summary

This report presents the Monthly Financial Performance Report for 31 January 2019.  The report provides information on the actual to budget position at the financial statement level and capital expenditure reports for the current financial year.  The projected year to date surplus is $46.8M with the actual year to date being $52.2M.  The surplus result will reduce over the course of the year as Council delivers services to the community.

 

The explanation of year to date variances is contained within the Income Statement commentary under Variance Comments for variances greater than 10%.  There are individual recurrent revenue sources with variances but overall recurrent revenue is on track, similarly for recurrent expenditure.  Capital revenue had a negative income primarily due to accrual reversals for grant income on major capital projects, the variances are timing differences which will decrease over the coming months.

 

The capital expenditure target for the current financial year is $92.9M with $28.9M expended to the end of January.

 

 

Recommendation:

That Council note the Monthly Financial Performance Report for 31 January 2019.

 

Report

Description of Item:

The Monthly Financial Performance Report provides information on Council’s actual to budget performance.  The report provides accrual based information to Council on a monthly basis and is designed to identify and explain any major variances between budgeted and actual results.

 

The report includes:

 

Financial Management Summary

·     The net operating surplus at the end of January is $5.2M ahead of budget expectations with the majority of rates income budgeted and raised in the first month of the financial year.  The total surplus after capital grants is $52.2M against a budget of $46.8M.  Operating expenses is within $2.6M of budget expectations with total operating expenditure to the end of January $96.9M against a budget of $99.5M.

·     Capital expenses is behind budget expectations by $1M with total capital expenditure to the end of January of $28.9M versus a YTD budget of $29.9M and annual targeted expenditure of $92.9M.  Further details are provided in the Capital Expenditure Report comments.

 

Income Statement

·     This is a comprehensive income statement detailing the monthly performance for January 2019.  This statement compares actual to budget on a monthly and year to date basis at the financial statement level.  In terms of monthly percentages, although some percentages may be large in dollar terms, they have a minor impact on financial performance.  There are individual comments for any monthly and YTD variances greater than 10%.

 

Capital Expenditure Summary and Detailed

·     Capital expenditure by cost centre and then at a more detailed level is also provided in the attachment.  Explanations have been provided for any variances greater than $200,000.

Issues:

Income Statement commentary as at 31 January 2019 for Year to Date (YTD) variances:

 

Recurrent Revenue

·     User Charges and Fees: Holiday Parks Revenue is running at 9% above Budget YTD. Coastal Works actual income is going to User Charges whereas the budget is in Other Revenue, this is to be rectified in March review.

·     Interest and Investments Revenue: This positive variance is due to having more cash and investments on hand than anticipated with the resulting investment income trending higher than budgeted.  This will be reviewed within the March QBRS. Some of the interest income relates to reserves, water, sewer which results in a minor increase to the general fund revenue

 

·     Other Revenue: Coastal Works actual income is going to User Charges whereas the budget is in Other Revenue, this is to be rectified in March review.

 

·     Material & Contracts:  Primarily a reflection of YTD capital expenditure below budget.

 

Capital Revenue

·     Capital Grants and Contributions:  Several accruals of grant income from last year now reversed and expected grant income yet to be invoiced.

Options:

An options analysis is not provided as the report is for noting only.

Sustainability Assessment:

•      Environment

There are no perceived short or long term environmental impacts for the information contained within the report.

•      Social

There are no perceived short or long term social impacts for the information contained within the report.

•      Civic Leadership

Council supports the delivery of high quality, sustainable outcomes for Coffs Harbour by monitoring financial performance which assists the decision making process to allocate funding for projects listed under the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan.

•      Economic – Broader Economic Implications

This report assesses the current year’s budget position only.  Any variations approved by Council are subsequently reflected in Council’s Delivery Plan and may affect future economic sustainability.

•      Economic - Delivery Program/Operational Plan Implications

The year to date surplus, after capital revenue, is estimated to be $46.8M as at 31 January 2019.

Risk Analysis:

There are no risks associated with this report.

Consultation:

Group Leaders and their relevant staff have been provided with budget reports for each cost centre on a monthly basis for review.  Any variations will be provided to Council for adoption through the Quarterly Budget Review process.

Related Policy, Precedents and / or Statutory Requirements:

Local government regulations require the Responsible Accounting Officer to submit a quarterly budget review to Council.  There is no obligation to provide monthly financial performance reports but as part of prudent financial management we have opted to do so.

Implementation Date / Priority:

This report is for noting only and therefore there are no implementation actions.

 

Conclusion:

 

This Monthly Financial Performance Report provides information on the actual to budget results at the financial statement level along with capital expenditure reports for the current financial year.

 

The Responsible Accounting Officer confirms the Monthly Financial Performance Report for the month ended 31 January 2019 indicates the financial position of the Council is satisfactory, having regard to the projected estimates of income and expenditure and the original budgeted income and expenditure.

 

 

 


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SC19/05       Draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy - Strategic Approach

Author:                        Senior Planner/Urban Designer

Authoriser:                  Director Sustainable Communities

My Coffs:                     C.1 Liveable neighbourhoods with a defined identity

Attachments:              ATT1  SC19/05   Draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy Chapters 1-4 Strategic Approach - March 2019  

 

Executive Summary

In August 2013, Council commenced a review and update of its Local Growth Management Strategy to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of Coffs Harbour and its residents moving forward to 2036. In 2015, Council endorsed a scope for the Local Growth Management Strategy review process.

The release of the North Coast Regional Plan in 2017 has required an alteration to the scope for the Local Growth Management Strategy review process to ensure that the directions and actions contained within the Regional Plan are satisfied. The revised scope for the review process comprises the preparation of one Local Growth Management Strategy with various chapters relating to land use types within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA). Each of the separate land use chapters will be reported to Council individually, as they are completed.

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement of a revised scope for the Local Growth Management Strategy review process and endorsement to publicly exhibit the first four introductory chapters of the draft Strategy containing the ‘Strategic Approach’ for growth within the Coffs Harbour LGA to 2036.

 

Recommendation:

That Council:

1.     Endorse the revised scope for the Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy review process.

2.     Endorse the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapters 1 to 4 (Attachment 1).

3.     Proceed to community engagement through public exhibition of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapters 1 to 4 for a minimum period of 28 days.

4.     Note that a further report will be brought back to Council for consideration of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapters 1 to 4.

 

Report

Description of Item:

Local Growth Management Strategies provide an agreed approach to land use management and change within Council areas and essentially inform the location and extent of land use zones within Council areas; identify how and where growth is going to occur; and inform other key Council documents that influence (or are influenced by) the management of land use growth. In August 2013, Council commenced a review and update of its Local Growth Management Strategy to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of Coffs Harbour and its residents moving forward to 2036.

The release of the North Coast Regional Plan in 2017 has resulted in the need for a revised scope for the Local Growth Management Strategy review process to ensure that the directions and actions contained within the Regional Plan are satisfied. The revised scope for the Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy review process will comprise the preparation of one Local Growth Management Strategy with a number of chapters relating to various land use types within the Coffs Harbour LGA. The scope for achieving this outcome is as follows:

1.   Land Capacity Assessment Audit (completed)

2.   Residential Lands Issues and Options Paper (completed)

3.   Rural Lands Issues and Options Paper (completed)

4.   Revised Strategic Approach (population analysis, supply and demand analysis, growth philosophy and program) (subject of this report)

5.   Rural Lands Review (draft adopted on 6 December 2018)

6.   Large Lot Residential Lands Review (underway)

7.   Residential Lands Review (underway)

8.   Employment Lands Review (to commence in 2019)

9.   Infrastructure (including Future Transport Strategy for Coffs Harbour) (underway)

Chapters 1-4 Strategic Approach of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy were reported to Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 6 December 2018. At that meeting, it was resolved:

1.   That Council defer item SC18/44 to allow Chapters 1—4 of the Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy so as to be considered in context with Chapters 5 Rural Lands, 6 large lot residential lands and 7 residential lands.

2.   That Councillors receives a further briefing on the outcomes expected to be achieved by the strategies in relation to rural, large lot residential and residential lands.

An additional Councillor briefing was facilitated on 12 February 2019 in accordance with item two of this resolution, to provide additional clarity on the expected outcomes of each chapter of the revised Local Growth Management Strategy.

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement of the revised scope for the Local Growth Management Strategy review process and endorsement to exhibit the first four chapters of the draft Strategy containing the ‘Strategic Approach’ for growth within the Coffs Harbour LGA to 2036.

Issues:

Release of the North Coast Regional Plan

The release of the North Coast Regional Plan in 2017 has resulted in the need for a revised scope for the Local Growth Management Strategy review process to ensure that the directions and actions contained within the Regional Plan are satisfied. This report seeks Council’s endorsement of a revised review process to address this issue.

Strategic Approach

The draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy provides a twenty-year vision for future land uses in the Coffs Harbour LGA and addresses the vision and directions outlined in the North Coast Regional Plan 2036. The revised Strategy is required to be endorsed by NSW Planning and Environment and will inform the preparation of Local Environmental Plans and updates to Council’s Development Control Plan. The Strategic Approach comprises population analysis, supply and demand, a preferred growth model, and delivery of the preferred growth model. The issues associated with these elements are discussed as follows:

·    Population Analysis

By 2036 Coffs Harbour is projected to grow by an additional 23,687 people to 92,650. The most significant change will be an increase in the number of persons aged over 60, which will represent 30% of the projected growth. The implications associated with this change will be a demand for housing types to cater for couples without dependents and the need for specific lifestyle facilities to support ageing. Section 4.5 of the draft Strategy (Directions, Actions and Implementation) addresses the projected demand for specific housing types and initiatives required to support ageing in place.

·    Supply and Demand

A Land Capacity Assessment Audit undertaken as part of the review process in 2014 and a more recent audit of residential land undertaken by Elton Consulting in 2018 demonstrates that the anticipated population growth within the Coffs Harbour LGA to 2036 can be accommodated within the existing urban footprint. These findings are significant as they demonstrate that the MyCoffs vision, themes and objectives can be fulfilled, particularly the objective to focus population growth within the existing developed footprint. The preferred growth model within the draft Local Growth Management Strategy is based on a compact city approach to guide future development within existing urban areas and within previously identified growth areas within the LGA.

·    Preferred Growth Model

The compact city growth model within the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy is focused on urban consolidation in existing urban areas with little expansion of additional residential zoned land. This model differs from traditional land use planning where large urban release areas are often identified to cater for future population growth. The Coffs Harbour community, as part of the development of Council’s MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan and during community consultation undertaken for this project have overwhelmingly supported a compact urban development model to maximise environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Options:

Council has two options available to progress this matter:

1.   Adopt the recommendations of this report and proceed to community engagement through public exhibition of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapters 1 to 4 (Attachment 1).

Comment: This option is responsive to broad community expectation.

2.   Resolve not to proceed with the public exhibition of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy – Chapters 1 to 4 (Attachment 1).

Comment: This option is not consistent with Council’s position to undertake a review of the Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy and will result in an outdated growth strategy that does not reflect the vision of Council’s MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan.

This report recommends that Council pursue Option 1 as outlined above.

Sustainability Assessment:

•     Environment

Chapters 1 to 4 of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy present a strategic direction for Coffs Harbour which is based on environmentally sustainable growth in the LGA. This reflects Council’s long term strategic vision for the City as endorsed in the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan.

•     Social

Social impacts associated with managing socially sustainable increases in population growth until 2036, and evolving housing and accommodation needs, have been highlighted throughout the development of Chapters 1 to 4 of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy. This is also reflected in Council’s long term strategic vision as identified in the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan.

•     Civic Leadership

Chapters 1 to 4 of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy achieve the following objectives in the My Coffs Community Strategic Plan:

-     C1.1 We create liveable spaces that are beautiful and appealing; and

-     C1.2 We undertake development that is environmentally, socially and economically responsible.

•     Economic – Broader Economic Implications

The Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy aims to provide a coordinated, strategic and planned approach to cater for future growth. This will assist the orderly and efficient development of the city and promote investment, economic activity and regional services.

•     Economic - Delivery Program/Operational Plan Implications

The draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy ‘Strategic Approach’ includes a number of actions to achieve the Goals, Directions and Actions of the North Coast Regional Plan 2036 and Council’s MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan. Many of these actions in the Strategy are not funded, therefore implementation of these actions is subject to funding through either Council’s Delivery Program or through grant applications or other initiatives.

Risk Analysis:

The draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy strategic approach will be placed on public exhibition prior to its final adoption by Council, thereby providing an opportunity for stakeholder and community engagement and thus reducing Council’s risk.

Consultation:

Extensive community consultation has been undertaken as part of the development of Chapters 1 to 4 of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy as follows:

-     Online survey from 23 March to 30 April 2017 with 258 responses;

-     Post card distribution and drop off for quick feedback with 165 responses;

-     Workshop 1. Saturday 1 April 2017, Coramba General Store and Provedore, 31A Gale Street Coramba;

-     Workshop 2. Saturday 1 April 2017, Rustic Mezedes, 16 Market Street Woolgoolga;

-     Jetty Markets drop in sessions Sunday 2 April 2017, Coffs Harbour; and

-     Workshop 3. Sunday 2 April 2017, 63 First Avenue, Sawtell.

Feedback was specifically elicited on the following matters:

-     land use and development outcomes in local neighbourhoods;

-     supporting jobs and business opportunities in local neighbourhoods;

-     improving the quality of the urban environment and making local neighbourhoods more people-friendly;

-     what makes the character of local neighbourhoods unique or special; and

-     comments and suggestions for consideration by Council for local areas and the broader LGA.

Residents from over twenty-three Coffs Harbour suburbs provided their feedback, with the most responses received from residents of the suburb of Coffs Harbour.

A further briefing of Councillors was held on 12 February 2019, to discuss the contents of the draft document.

Related Policy, Precedents and / or Statutory Requirements:

The objectives and desired outcomes of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy Strategic Approach is to assist in the delivery of the vision, aims and objectives of the North Coast Regional Plan 2036 and Council’s My Coffs Community Strategic Plan. The draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy Strategic Approach is required to be endorsed by NSW Planning and Environment and will inform the preparation of Local Environmental Plans and updates to Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015.

Implementation Date / Priority:

Should Council adopt the preferred recommendation of this report, public exhibition of Chapters 1 to 4 of the draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy will be undertaken for a minimum period of 28 days. A further report will be put to Council to provide feedback on any submissions received during the public exhibition process and to seek endorsement of the final Chapters 1 to 4 of the Strategy. Endorsement from NSW Planning and Environment of the Strategic Approach would then be required prior to the implementation of any of the actions.

Conclusion:

The draft Coffs Harbour Local Growth Management Strategy Strategic Approach encapsulates the outcomes of extensive consultation with the community in relation to the growth of Coffs Harbour to 2036. This draft document provides a twenty-year vision for future land uses in the Coffs Harbour LGA, and addresses the vision, directions and actions outlined in the North Coast Regional Plan 2036 and MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan.

 


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SC19/06       Draft Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 – Amendment No.8 (Housekeeping 3)

Author:                        Planner / Urban Designer

Authoriser:                  Director Sustainable Communities

MyCoffs:                      C.1 Liveable neighbourhoods with a defined identity

Attachments:              ATT1  SC19/06   Draft Coffs Harbour DCP 2015 - Amendment 8 (Housekeeping 3)

ATT2  SC19/06   Draft Moonee Release Area Contributions Plan 2017 - Amendment 8 (Housekeeping 3)  

 

Executive Summary

Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 (‘DCP 2015’) came into force on 29 September 2015 and gives effect to Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 (‘LEP 2013’).

The purpose of this report is to undertake Council’s third housekeeping review of DCP 2015, to support the ongoing effective implementation of the DCP by making it clearer and easier to use.

The proposed housekeeping amendments include updates to address minor anomalies within DCP 2015 and Moonee Release Area Development Contributions Plan 2017 (‘Contributions Plan’) as a result of the making of Coffs Harbour LEP 2013 (Amendment 8) – Deferred Areas.

The proposed housekeeping amendment also includes updates to Chapter E1 Biodiversity, Preservation of Vegetation Map, DCP Maps, Appendix 2 – Guideline for Preparing Vegetation Management Plans and Appendix 3 – Landscaping Species and Undesirable Weed Species. It also includes the addition of a Schedule of Amendments to the DCP.

This report seeks Council’s endorsement to publicly exhibit draft amendments to DCP 2015 and the Contributions Plan as shown in Attachment 1 and 2.

 

Recommendation:

That Council:

1.       Endorse and publicly exhibit draft Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 – Amendment No.8 (Housekeeping 3) (Attachment 1) and draft Moonee Release Area Development Contributions Plan 2017 (Attachment 2) for a minimum period of 28 days.

2.       Consider a further report, outlining the outcomes of the public exhibition of draft Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 – Amendment No.8 (Housekeeping 3) and draft Moonee Release Area Development Contributions Plan 2017.

 

Report

Description of Item:

Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 (‘DCP 2015’) came into force on 29 September 2015 and gives effect to Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 (‘LEP 2013’).

Council’s third “housekeeping” review of DCP 2015 has been undertaken to support the ongoing effective implementation of the DCP. The proposed amendments relate to the following five topics:

-     Deferred Areas (Anomalies);

-     Moonee Release Area Development Contributions Plan;

-     Biodiversity;

-     Other DCP Map Changes; and

-     Miscellaneous Housekeeping Amendments.

The proposed amendments are shown in Attachments 1 and 2 of this report, and are summarised in the Issues section of this report. The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement to publicly exhibit draft amendments to DCP 2015 and the Contributions Plan (Attachments 1 and 2).

Issues:

·        Deferred Areas (Anomalies)

On the 27 July 2018, Coffs Harbour LEP 2013 (Amendment No.8) – Deferred Areas was formally made by NSW Planning and Environment. This LEP amendment made three changes to land use zones that resulted in inconsistencies with DCP 2015. The LEP amendment also introduced a Key Sites Map, giving effect to a new clause within LEP 2013 (Clause 7.19) which requires certain matters to be addressed before development consent can be granted for certain land uses.

This report seeks to amend DCP 2015 to address inconsistencies created by the Deferred Areas LEP Amendment, as follows:

-     Amending the Front Setbacks Map; Side and Rear Setbacks Map; and Density Map to reflect the changes to land use zones;

-     Amending the West Moonee Masterplan map boundary to reflect changes to land use zones;

-     Updating Special Area Controls within Chapter G13 West Moonee to address the requirements of the Key Sites Map referenced in Clause 7.19 of LEP 2013, including the inclusion of a new staging plan, subdivision layout and updated environmental requirements.

This report also seeks to address inconsistencies within the Contributions Plan which arose as a result of the Deferred Areas LEP Amendment, in relation to pedestrian paths and cycleways; and infrastructure requirements of the West Moonee Special Area Controls – Chapter G13.

·        Moonee Release Area Development Contributions Plan

As part of the making of LEP 2013 (Amendment No. 8) – Deferred Areas, NSW Planning and Environment made three changes to land use zones that have resulted in inconsistencies with the maps contained within the Contributions Plan. In this regard, the proposed housekeeping amendments include updates to the maps contained within the Contributions Plan. Amendments are also proposed to pedestrian, shared paths and cycleways in the Contributions Plan to rectify inconsistencies with DCP 2015.

·        Biodiversity

The Preservation of Vegetation Map has been updated following an analysis of 2018 high resolution aerial photography. In this regard, the Preservation of Vegetation Map has been updated to remove areas affected by canopy shading and clearing approved through development applications. The Map has also been updated to incorporate areas meeting the definition of ‘prescribed vegetation’ following a number of LEP amendments.

A number of other minor amendments are proposed to Chapter E1 Biodiversity of DCP 2015 to incorporate administrative updates designed to provide greater guidance and clarity for customers, such as updated and expanded exceptions and notes.

·        DCP Map Changes

As discussed previously in this report, LEP 2013 (Amendment No. 8) - Deferred Areas comprised three changes to land use zones within the planning area. This has resulted in inconsistencies with the Front Setbacks Map, Side and Rear Setbacks Map and Density Map within DCP 2015. This report seeks to rectify this inconsistency by amending these maps to accord with the new land use zones within the Deferred Areas.

Amendments are also proposed to the Preservation of Vegetation Map within DCP 2015 due to recent aerial photography analysis (as discussed previously in this report) and to address LEP amendments for Korora Basin (LEP 2013 (Amendment No 14), as made on the 21 September 2018) and Corindi Beach (draft LEP 2013 (Amendment No 18) currently in progress).

The maps contained within DCP 2015 are comprised of electronic maps visible on Council’s online mapping system (Geocortex). Draft DCP maps will be publicly exhibited electronically.

·        Miscellaneous Housekeeping Amendments

Minor DCP amendments proposed as part of this housekeeping review includes the introduction of a Schedule of Amendments in Part I of DCP 2015. This inclusion will assist in documenting all amendments that have occurred to date.

Appendix 2 of DCP 2015 – Guideline for Preparing Vegetation Management Plans has been amended to provide further guidance and to rectify minor anomalies.

Appendix 3 of DCP 2015 – Landscaping Species and Undesirable Weed Species has been updated to address new and emerging weed species and additional local native species to encourage landscaping plans to increase the use of species endemic to the Coffs Harbour region.

Options:

Council has the following options available to progress this matter:

1.   Support the recommendation in this report and proceed to public exhibition of the draft Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 – Amendment No.8 (Housekeeping 3) and draft Moonee Release Area Development Contributions Plan 2017; or

2.   Amend the recommendation in this report and/or elements of the draft documents; or

3.   Reject the recommendation.

This report recommends Option 1.

Sustainability Assessment:

•     Environment

The proposed DCP housekeeping amendments seek to achieve positive environmental outcomes within the Coffs Harbour LGA and to ensure that development continues to be carried out in an environmentally sustainable manner.

•     Social

DCP 2015 has been designed to support LEP 2013 in its aim to provide a high level of social, physical and cultural amenity within the LGA. A regular review of DCP 2015 ensures that the DCP is based on best practice and aligns with legislative changes.

•     Civic Leadership

The proposed amendments will ensure consistency with the themes of the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan and will aid in achieving the following objectives:

-     We undertake development that is environmentally, socially and economically responsible;

-     We protect the diversity of our natural environment; and

-     We undertake effective engagement and are informed.

Council’s strategic planning documents ensure transparency and accountability in local government.  Their implementation enables Council to identify and respond to community issues and concerns. Accordingly, the proposed amendments will be undertaken in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and associated Regulations.

•     Economic – Broader Economic Implications

The proposed amendments will provide additional certainty and clarity for the development industry, thereby assisting the local economy. Ongoing minor reviews of DCP 2015 are unlikely to result in broader economic implications.

•     Economic - Delivery Program/Operational Plan Implications

Housekeeping review number three of DCP 2015 is being undertaken internally by Council’s Local Planning Section as a business as usual project. In this regard, the housekeeping review process is unlikely to impact on Council’s Delivery Program or Operation Plan.

Risk Analysis:

The housekeeping review process outlined in this report supports a mechanism to reduce risk to Council and the community.  By reviewing and amending DCP 2015 where necessary to address minor anomalies and account for changes in Council’s policies and procedures, as well as accommodating legislative changes, Council lessens the likelihood of risk in planning related decision making. Failure to adopt the recommendations provided within this report will result in potential inconsistencies with planning legislation.

Consultation:

The housekeeping review process has comprised internal consultation with various stakeholders across the organisation. The recommendations of this report are to publicly exhibit the proposed DCP and contributions plan amendments for a minimum period of 28 days to obtain feedback and input from the community and stakeholders.

Related Policy, Precedents and / or Statutory Requirements:

The DCP housekeeping review is consistent with the following statutory documents and requirements:

-     Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979;

-     Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000;

-     North Coast Regional Plan 2017;

-     State Environmental Planning Policies (various); and

-     Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013.

Implementation Date / Priority:

If adopted by Council, the amendments to DCP 2015 and the contributions plan will commence on the date that public notice of its approval is given in a local newspaper, or on a later date specified in the notice.

The proposed DCP map amendments for Corindi Beach will become effective upon the making of the associated LEP amendment for Corindi Beach.

A further report will be brought back to Council for consideration post exhibition of the draft amendments.

Conclusion:

This report outlines the findings of a third housekeeping review of DCP 2015 and includes a number of written and mapping refinements for consideration. Adopting the recommendations of this report will ensure that DCP 2015 and the associated contributions plan provides best practice controls for the development industry and aligns with legislative changes.

 


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SC19/07       Northern Beaches Multi-Purpose Centre

Author:                        Group Leader City Prosperity

Authoriser:                  Director Sustainable Communities

MyCoffs:                      A.2 An active, safe and healthy community

Attachments:              Nil

 

Executive Summary

At its Ordinary Meeting of 27 September 2018, Council endorsed the Coffs Harbour Indoor Sports Study which provided recommendations for both existing and future indoor facility requirements within the local government area.

At this meeting, Council also resolved to move forward with planning to a development application stage in view of being spade ready for any funding opportunities to provide a two court facility at the proposed West Woolgoolga Sports Complex to meet current and future demand for the Northern Beaches area.

The Northern Beaches Multi-Purpose Centre is strongly supported by the Northern Beaches community and accordingly, this report outlines projected costs for Council’s notation.

 

Recommendation:

That Council

1.   Note the report on the projected costs for the Northern Beaches Multi-Purpose Centre Stages 1 & 2.

2.   Note that to move forward to development application stage (CTP1) will incur costs of approximately $60,000 with a funding source to be identified at the next quarterly budget review.

 

Report

Description of Item:

At its Ordinary Meeting of 27 September 2018, Council considered a report on the Coffs Harbour Indoor Sports Study which was based on a strategic analysis and assessment and provided recommendations for both existing and future indoor facility requirements. At this meeting, it was resolved:

That Council:

1.       Endorse the Coffs Harbour Indoor Sports Study (Attachments 1-5).

2.       Aim to meet the future need for indoor sport in the local government area by planning for the establishment of 6-8 additional courts by 2036.

3.       Endorse the ‘balanced’ approach to meet local, district and regional demand by:

3.1.    Retaining the current general layout of Sportz Central and undertaking minor building upgrades as soon as possible to improve asset condition and maintenance, as outlined in the Sportz Central Design Concept and Feasibility (Attachment 3).

3.2.    Moving forward with planning to a DA stage in view of being spade ready for any funding opportunities to provide a two court facility at the proposed West Woolgoolga Sports Complex to meet current and future demand for the Northern Beaches area, with detailed planning and funding of the project aiming to deliver by 2026, (or earlier to take advantage of any significant funding opportunities should they arise), as outlined in the Northern Beaches Multi-Purpose Centre Design Concept and Feasibility (Attachment 4).

3.3.    Prioritising the development of a proposed Regional Facility (minimum of 6 courts) within the Coffs Coast Regional Sports Hub to meet regional event and economic opportunities, subject to further investigation and evaluation on two potential sites, as outlined in the Regional Indoor Sports Hub Preliminary Assessment (Attachment 5).

4.       Write to all organisations involved in the consultation to confirm the findings.

This report provides Council with further detail on the costs and options for resolution 3.2.

Issues:

As noted previously, Council endorsed the Coffs Harbour Indoor Sport Study at its meeting of 27 September 2018.

It should be noted that the Coffs Harbour Indoor Sport Study set out the following more detailed recommendation for the proposed Northern Beaches Multi-Purpose Centre (NBMPC) at the proposed West Woolgoolga Sports Complex (WWSC):

Provide a two court facility at the proposed West Woolgoolga Sports Complex to meet current and future demand for the Northern Beaches area and to schedule detailed planning and funding of the project from 2023 onwards with the aim to deliver by 2026.

It is noted that Council will need to:

-     Conduct further planning of community facility elements of the project to ensure if other more preferable options are available and/or that it is connected to the broader strategic context of planning for the Northern Beaches area and adjust the concept design as needed.

-     Continue dialogue with Woolgoolga High School and the Department of Education to further explore opportunities for the potential joint use and funding of the facility.

-     Monitor opportunities to fund the project in the short term and, if appropriate, be prepared bring the project forward to take advantage of any significant funding opportunities should they arise.

-     Ensure future management arrangements seek to leverage efficiencies through centralised model (e.g. incorporating with Sportz Central management contract).

The Coffs Harbour Indoor Sports Study discussed three stages of construction for the NBMPC:

Stage 1      two indoor sports courts

Stage 2      meeting rooms, multipurpose areas, stage

Stage 3      an additional (third) indoor sports court

To achieve the best outcome for the community and indeed to deliver a multipurpose facility as the name suggests, building stage 1 and 2 concurrently is recommended.

Project Inclusions

It is important to note that the Coffs Harbour Indoor Sports Study costings for construction were for the capital component of the building only. With an original construction date of 2026, it was anticipated that other essential services would be in place by that time.

Accordingly, to bring the project forward will mean the project scope increases as the WWSC site is currently greenfield with no services or access.

These costs are included within this report to ensure Council has visibility on the whole of project resource which will be required if there is a desire to bring the project forward to prior to 2026.

Cost to Construct

At its Ordinary Meeting of 12 April 2018, Council considered a report on a number of significant projects from across the local government area. This report categorised the status of significant projects using the following terminology:

Preliminary Estimate of the ‘Cost to Construct’ is provided for each project. The ‘Cost to Construct’ estimate will be further refined during the Detailed Design Phase for that project, but at this point in time provides a guide to the probable quantum and scale of any external grant bid which might result from Council’s selection of that particular project. Given that no detailed design information for the eight projects is currently available, the Cost to Construct Estimates given below should be expected to be accurate to within +/- 25 to 35%.

‘Cost To Prepare’ Information

The analysis for each project provided below also includes two different Cost to Prepare (CTP) estimates for each project.

CTP (1) is defined as the estimated cost to achieve the minimum level of preparedness for each project which is sufficient to support a grant submission. If a project is prepared to CPT (1) level it is not ready to build as it is still required to undergo a detailed design phase. If a grant is received for a project which is prepared to CTP (1) level then it should be expected that there would be a potential 6 month delay before the construction phase could start.

CTP (2) is defined as the estimated cost to achieve a fully-fledged set of Detailed Designs and a Prepared Tender document package for a project. Importantly, if a project is prepared to CTP (2) status it is essentially ready to begin the construction phase as soon as grant funding is received.

Other Key Differences between Costs to Prepare CTP (1) and CTP (2)

-     COST: The costs to achieve CTP (2) status for any given project will be greater than the costs to achieve CTP (1) status for any given project. The greater cost of CTP (2) is simply a factor of the significantly heavier resource commitment which is required to develop a Detailed Design vs the lighter resource commitment which is required to complete the more simple body of work represented by CTP (1).

-     TIME: The time to achieve CTP (2) status for any given project will be greater than the time required to achieve CTP (1) status. This is a factor of the more finalised and detailed nature of the documented outcome of CTP (2).

-     QUALITY: The qualitative output of CTP (2) is greater than that of CTP(1) as a consequence of the more detailed analysis which is required for CTP (2) status. This difference is best reflected in the fact that the quantity surveyed (QS) estimated cost to build a CTP (2) level project will generally be more accurate (expect +/- 5% to 10%) than the QS for a CTP (1) level project (expect +/- 25% to 35%).

In order for consistency and to respond to the original resolution, it should be acknowledged that ‘development application ready’ is considered as CTP1, and ‘spade ready’ CTP2.

 

Northern Beaches Multi-Purpose Centre - Cost to Construct – Stages 1 and 2

Current Readiness Status

Concept

Idea

Developed Concept

CTP(1)

Designed Concept

CTP(2)

Detailed Design

Estimated Cost

to Complete

 

 

$60,021

$1,557,950

$14,615,863

 

In this regard, the following table sets out some more components for the NBMPC costings – Stages 1 & 2

Description

Itemised

CTP1 (DA ready) - stages 1 & 2

 

DA lodgement fee

25,021

Consultancy - SEE and reports

30,000

Lot consolidation

5,000

subtotal

60,021

CPT2 (spade ready) - stages 1 & 2

 

Section 64 contributions

162,000

Detailed design – buildings

1,081,000

Detailed design - roads carpark entry

161,122

CC & LSL

73,828

Project management

80,000

subtotal

1,557,950

Construction - stages 1 & 2

 

NBMPC Stage 1

7,998,450

NBMPC Stage 2

3,408,793

Car park, Entry Road, Split Solitary Island Way realignment/merge

2,045,470

Services Water & Sewer

495,150

Services Power

500,000

Services Stormwater

168,000

subtotal

14,615,863

 

 

TOTAL

16,233,834

 

Note the construction costs above are CTP1 estimates (accurate to +/- 25%-35%) until detailed design (CTP2) is completed.

It should also be acknowledged that the costs above also exclude:

-     Construction of the West Woolgoolga Sports Complex playing fields stage 1 (fields, drainage, lighting, amenities).  The total cost is $3,340,000, minus $2,488,000 allocated in future section 7.11 funds, leaving an unfunded net cost of $850,000.  It would be preferable to include these works at the same time both to achieve better precinct activation and utilisation, and to possibly achieve some economies of scale throughout the construction process.

-     NBMPC stage 3 (not included in CTP1, CTP2 or construction costs above). Estimated $3,600,000.

-     Upgrade or provision of authority services infrastructure external to the site.

-     NBMPC fit out including public art.

-     NBMPC operating expenses.

-     Cost escalations.

-     GST.

-     Any other items not specifically noted above.

Community and Cultural Facilities Planning

A Community and Cultural Facilities Plan is currently being undertaken by Council and is planned for completion early 2020. Consequently, the multipurpose community spaces which form part of NBMPC stage 2 have not yet been confirmed by the outcomes of a distinct community and cultural facility needs analysis.

Options:

That Council note the report as recommended.

Sustainability Assessment:

•     Environment

Environmental impacts would be considered at the appropriate stages of the project.

•     Social

Sports facilities are a valuable resource and are highly valued by the community partly because they provide a low cost recreation opportunity that is within the financial reach of a broad cross section of the community.

Participating in sport produces a range of benefits including improved physical fitness, enhanced mental health, skill development, increased self-esteem and opportunities for social networking. These benefits extend to not only players but officials and spectators, and provide opportunities to strengthen family units by encouraging families to spend time together.

Multipurpose community spaces will provide opportunity for the community to conduct non-sport and cultural events that will enhance social cohesion.

•     Civic Leadership

Provision of sports facilities such as the Northern Beaches Multi-Purpose Centre enables delivery of the MyCoffs strategic actions:

A1 – A vibrant and inclusive space

A2 - An active safe and healthy community

B1 - A thriving and sustainable local economy

•     Economic – Broader Economic Implications

Upgrading existing sporting infrastructure and expanding the network of sporting facilities will enhance the liveability of Coffs Harbour and its attractiveness as a destination for new residents and encourage retention of existing residents. 

Providing a range of sporting facilities at different levels delivers opportunities for participants to move along sporting pathways from novice to elite. Opportunities to access such facilities can be a key determinant for people choosing where to live, particularly young families. Attracting a younger demographic is anticipated to bring economic benefits to Coffs Harbour and the region. Additionally, quality sporting facilities are likely to attract sport service providers further boosting the sports industry and local economy. 

The facility will be able to serve as a secondary venue for larger events hosted by Sportz Central, thereby increasing Coffs Harbour (local government area)’s ability to host larger indoor sport events.

•     Economic - Delivery Program/Operational Plan Implications

Moving the project to development application ready, spade ready or construction is currently unfunded and will require an allocation of funding as indicated above.

In this regard, the funding source of moving forward to development application stage (approximately $60,000) will be identified at the next quarterly budget review.

In terms of the projected costs for construction, there are a number of possible funding sources:

-     Local media have recently reported funding announcements from a number of political candidates and parties towards the project.

-     The Coffs Harbour Indoor Sport Study suggests exploring funding opportunities with the Department of Education.

-     There are future section 7.11 allocations that will cover a small component of the construction works.  These are currently not available but may be able to be borrowed against.  For the construction of NBMPC stages 1 & 2 the available section 94 funds (largely in 2023/24/25 and to fund services and access only) would be $984,000.

The Coffs Harbour Indoor Sport Study noted the probable operating loss of the NBMPC depending on the year of opening and final management/operating model agreed.  Its financial model showed if the NBMPC (stages 1 & 2) was constructed now, the annual operating loss would be $123,603 and reducing to $102,935 in the tenth year of operation.

Risk Analysis:

A full risk analysis of the project would be undertaken at the appropriate various stages of the project.

Consultation:

The project is strongly supported by the northern beaches community and various stakeholders.

Significant consultation occurred with various sporting organisations (at a local, state and national level) in the preparation of the Coffs Harbour Indoor Sport Study, and the Sports Facility Plan 2016.

Further consultation would need to be undertaken during the formulation of detailed designs.

Related Policy, Precedents and / or Statutory Requirements:

The project is noted in the Sports Facility Plan 2016, and the Coffs Harbour Indoor Sport Study 2018.

Implementation Date / Priority:

The project can progress through the various stages when funding is confirmed and resourcing allocated.

Conclusion:

The proposed Northern Beaches Multi-Purpose Centre is strongly supported by the Northern Beaches community.  Using Council’s major project methodology, this report provides Council with the estimated costing models as requested.

 


SC19/08       Draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program

Author:                        Team Leader Biodiversity, Coastal & Flooding

Authoriser:                  Director Sustainable Communities

MyCoffs:                      C.2 A natural environment sustained for the future

Attachments:              ATT1  SC19/08   Draft Bonville Pine Creek Coastal Management Program  

 

Executive Summary

The objective of this report to seek Council’s endorsement of the draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program (Attachment 1) for exhibition.

The draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program has been prepared under the Coastal Management Act 2016, with the primary purpose being to set out the long-term strategy for the coordinated management of land within the coastal zone in order to meet local needs.

 

Recommendation:

That Council:

1.   Endorse the draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program (Attachment 1) and place it on exhibition for a period of at least 28 days seeking feedback to enable Council’s final determination on this matter.

2.   Note that a further report will be brought back to Council for consideration following the public exhibition of the draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program.

 

Report

Description of Item:

The draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program (CMP) has been developed in accordance with the NSW Coastal Management Act 2016 and the NSW Coastal Management Manual.

Council received a grant though the NSW Government's Coastal and Estuary Grants Program to prepare the draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program which was matched with funds from general revenue.

The Bonville and Pine Creek CMP considers all four coastal management areas as described in the Coastal Management Act 2016: coastal wetlands and littoral rainforests, coastal vulnerability areas, coastal environment areas, and coastal use areas.

Throughout the development of the CMP, community and stakeholder consultation has been undertaken to identify the values and significance of the estuary to the community, and their desired outcomes for ongoing management. The CMP summarises the management issues and risks, and presents a series of management options to mitigate these risks.

Twenty-nine management options were identified, assessed, and ranked in accordance with the outcomes of a multi-criteria analysis of the feasibility and viability of each option. The top twelve options were then developed into actions for implementation noting that any of the options could be implemented on an opportunistic basis if grant funding becomes available.

A summary of the top twelve actions are as follows:

-     undertake an investigation of estuary entrance behaviour;

-     undertake a study of fish populations;

-     continued implementation of Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 (DCP 2015);

-     develop and implement a community education program on estuarine health;

-     continue community conservation and restoration programs;

-     review Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP 2013) and DCP 2015 with respect to intensive agriculture / horticulture;

-     undertake coastal inundation monitoring;

-     review council’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan;

-     undertake bank stability projects;

-     undertake a condition assessment of coastal protection works;

-     continue the EcoHealth monitoring program; and

-     review council's stormwater management assets.

Issues:

The key issues identified for the estuary were:

-     land use changes;

-     vegetation clearing;

-     a potential decline of fish populations due to overfishing;

-     lack of knowledge on fish population leading to unrecorded decline in stocks;

-     sea level rise; and

-     increased storm intensity and frequency plus increased population.

Once implemented, the developed management actions seek to address these issues.

Options:

1.   Support the recommendation in this report and adopt the draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program (CMP) for the purpose of exhibition; or

2.   Amend the recommendation in this report and/or elements of the CMP; or

3.   Reject the recommendation.

This report recommends Option 1.

Sustainability Assessment:

•     Environment

The Bonville and Pine Creek estuary provides diverse habitat including rocky intertidal shores, sandflats, mangroves, saltmarsh, seagrass and riparian vegetation. Eight endangered ecological communities are present within the study area that provides vital wildlife corridors and habitat for threatened and migratory species.  The CMP seeks to protect these ecological values.

•     Social

The Bonville and Pine Creek estuary is a very valuable part of the landscape for the local community and provides many recreational opportunities.  The recreational and social values of the estuary came through strongly in the community survey which asked respondents to consider what features of the estuary were important. The CMP seeks to protect these social values.

•     Civic Leadership

Local Government, in partnership with other responsible agencies, has an essential role to play in managing the estuary. The CMP will guide all public authorities with respect to undertaking infrastructure and other works in the estuary.

•     Economic – Broader Economic Implications

Once the CMP is adopted and certified Council will be able to seek funds from the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grants Program for implementation.  The CMP has also undertaken a multi-criteria analysis in order to rank the actions that allow Council to prioritise works and allocation of funding.

•     Economic – Delivery Program/Operational Plan Implications

The CMP has been designed to feed into the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) Framework. The management actions proposed will be incorporated into Council’s IP&R framework including the operational plan and resourcing strategy.

Risk Analysis:

A risk assessment for the estuary was conducted during the development of the CMP. Key threats identified as resulting in high risks include:

-     sea level rise;

-     increased storm intensity and frequency plus increased population;

-     vegetation clearing;

-     a potential decline in fish populations due to overfishing; and

-     lack of knowledge on fish population leading to unrecorded decline in stocks.

These threats encompass the key issues of development and human impacts, water quality, bank erosion, fishery impacts, aquatic habitats, and maintenance of the aesthetic attributes of the estuary. Once implemented, the developed management actions seek to address these risks.

Consultation:

The community has been provided with the opportunity to participate in the development of the CMP at a number of points including two online surveys and one community workshop.  Relevant agencies with responsibilities for implementing actions have also been consulted as has the Coffs Harbour Coast and Estuary Management Advisory Committee (CEMAC). As the estuary incorporates areas of the Bellingen LGA, and the sediment compartment includes areas of the Nambucca LGA, the plan will also be provided to these Councils for comment through the exhibition period, which will last for a minimum of 28 days.

Residents and interest groups who have previously provided input through the programs development will be contacted to inform them of the exhibition of the draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program.

Related Policy, Precedents and / or Statutory Requirements:

The Coastal Management Act 2016 (CM Act) provides the architecture for strategic management of coastal areas into the future and establishes requirements for the preparation of CMPs. Under the CM Act, programs have a strong emphasis on implementation within the local government Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework.

All public authorities are required to have regard to relevant CMPs when carrying out their functions (such as coastal planning, management) and when undertaking infrastructure and other works in coastal areas.

The CM Act makes reference to the Coastal Management State Environmental Planning Policy (CM SEPP) and Coastal Management Manual and requires that CMPs are prepared in accordance with the Manual. The draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program satisfies these requirements.

Implementation Date / Priority:

Once the draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program has completed the proposed exhibition period, a report will be provided for Council summarising any submissions received. Once this report has been considered the plan can be adopted, submitted to the Minister for certification, and then implemented.

Conclusion:

This report has provided Council with an overview of the draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program (Attachment 1) and seeks Council’s approval to place it on exhibition.

 


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SC19/09       Development Application No. 0402/19DA - Rural Dual Occupancy (Detached) - Lot 100 DP 1169297, 133-133a Mackays Road, Coffs Harbour

Author:                        Development Assessment Coordinator

Authoriser:                  Director Sustainable Communities

MyCoffs:                      C.1 Liveable neighbourhoods with a defined identity

Attachments:              ATT1  SC19/09   Development Application 0402/19DA - S4.15 Assessment Report 

ATT2  SC19/09   Development Application 0402/19DA - Proposed Plans

ATT3  SC19/09   Development Application 0402/19DA - Draft Conditions  

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of Development Application 0402/19DA for a Dual Occupancy (Detached) at Lot 100 DP 1169297, 133-133A Mackays Road, Coffs Harbour, with a recommendation that the application be approved.

At its meeting of 12 October 2017, Council adopted Development Applications – Consideration by Council – Policy which outlined:

That development applications for approval involving substantial aspects of the following elements be referred to Council for determination:

-     Significant public interest and community input;

-     A proposed variation to the Local Environmental Plan that varies the development standard by more than 10%;

-     Significant land use;

-     Major environmental issue(s).

The development application is reported to Council for determination because it proposes to vary a development standard in the Local Environmental Plan by more than 10%.

 

Recommendation:

That Council:

1.       Support the request to vary a development standard made pursuant to Clause 4.6 of Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 for the variation to the minimum separation distance between dwellings under Clause 4.2E of Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013.

2.       Approve Development Application No. 0402/19 for Dual Occupancy (Detached) at Lot 100 DP 1169297, No. 133-133A Mackays Road, Coffs Harbour, subject to the conditions provided in Attachment 3.

 

Report

Description of Item:

The site is a rural property used for banana growing with an area of 4.71ha. A new dwelling was recently constructed on the property, which is occupied by the owners of the land.  The approval of the new dwelling was conditional on the decommissioning of an existing farm dwelling by removing the kitchen facilities and using the building for storage purposes ancillary to agriculture. A recent amendment to the LEP now permits detached dual occupancies in the RU2 Rural zone. The DA proposes to convert the decommissioned dwelling back to a dwelling, resulting in a detached dual occupancy.

Issues:

Council recently amended its LEP to permit the erection of dual occupancies (detached) in the RU2 zone. Several planning controls that govern aspects of the design for dual occupancies were included as development standards in the amendment to the LEP. One of the standards requires that “dwellings will be situated within 50 metres of each other”. In this instance, the DA proposes to convert a decommissioned dwelling back to a dwelling. The new dwelling and decommissioned dwelling are situated approximately 240 metres from each other.

The objective of the development standard which limits the separation distances between dwellings, is to encourage a sharing of infrastructure and allow a continuation of agricultural activities without resulting in land use conflicts. The proponent has requested a variation to the development standard pursuant to Clause 4.6 of the LEP, noting that the location of the dwellings cannot be altered to reasonably comply with the standard.

It is considered that the proposal will satisfy the underlying objectives of the standard, by sharing services where practical and allowing for a continuation of agricultural activities without resulting in land use conflicts. The decommissioned dwelling can be easily converted to its former use by reinstating kitchen facilities and internal walls. Additionally, the reuse of the dwelling will increase housing stock for accommodation.

In summary, it is considered that strict compliance with the numerical development standard is unreasonable and unnecessary and it is recommended that the standard be varied and the development application be granted conditional approval.

Assessment of the relevant issues is detailed within Attachment 1 of this report.

Options:

1.   Adopt the recommendation thereby granting consent to the application, subject to conditions.

2.   Reject the recommendation and list reasons for refusal to the application.

It is recommended that Council pursue option one, as outlined above.

Sustainability Assessment:

•     Environment

The proposed development will not result in any unacceptable environmental impacts in the locality.

•     Social

The proposed development will not result in any unacceptable social impacts in the locality.

•     Civic Leadership

Council has a statutory role in assessment of development applications in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Regulations. This report and the recommendation will assist Council in carrying out this role.

The proposed development is considered consistent with the aims and objectives of the Coffs Harbour 2030 Community Strategic Plan. In particular, it is considered that the development is consistent with Council's “Places for Living” relating to development and sustainable living.

•     Economic – Broader Economic Implications

There are no broader economic implications resulting from the proposed development.

•     Economic - Delivery Program/Operational Plan Implications

There are no implications for Council’s Delivery Program / Operational Plan resulting from the proposal.

Risk Analysis:

A risk analysis has been undertaken and it is considered that approval of the development application as recommended, does not pose a significant risk to Council

Consultation:

Following consideration of the requirements of Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015, the application was not publicly advertised or notified.

Related Policy, Precedents and / or Statutory Requirements:

The statutory instruments relevant to the development include the following:

-    State Environmental Planning Policy No. 55 – Remediation of Land

-    Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013

-    Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015

Implementation Date / Priority:

In the event that Council adopts the recommendation, a formal notice of determination will be issued for the development application. A formal notice of determination is valid for five years and the applicant can act on the development consent at any time within that period, subject to meeting any relevant conditions of the consent.

Conclusion:

A comprehensive assessment of the application has been undertaken in accordance with all statutory requirements and it is recommended that the application be approved subject to a number of standard conditions (Attachment 3).

 


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NOM19/02   Installation of Continuous Deflection Separation Pollution Control Units

Attachments:          Nil

 

Motion:

Councillor Amos has given notice of his intention to move the following:

"That Council prepare a report on installing Continuous Deflection Separation pollution control units (CDS) on all six major stormwater outlets feeding to the Coffs Harbour Creek."

 

Rationale:

“The remediation of Coffs Creek is a priority for our community. Controlling the quality of storm water entering the creek is one of the remediation actions essential to outcome of a clean free flowing creek system.

Coffs Harbour Creek has six major inlets for stormwaters to flow to Coffs Creek. Currently there is only one CDS unit installed and this is at the Englands Park Tennis courts outlet. CDS units capture and treat pollution. Four other outlets have primary rubbish treating units installed (GPT) and one outlet at Marcia St has no pollution collection control.

Staff Comment:

Staff can prepare a report. It should be noted that the research and modelling required for completeness would consume some months in the preparation of such a report.

  


SI19/06         Traffic Committee Meeting Nos. 1/2019 & 2/2019

Author:                        Senior Engineering Officer - Traffic

Authoriser:                  Director Sustainable Infrastructure

MyCoffs:                      D.2 We have effective use of public resources.

Attachments:              ATT1  SI19/06    Minutes Traffic Committee 1-2019, 2-2019

ATT2  SI19/06    Traffic Instruments  

 

Executive Summary

The Local Traffic Committee (LTC) Meeting minutes are presented to Council for information.

Since the previous LTC report to Council there has been one electronic meeting which considered one event item, and one regular meeting considering twelve items, of which eight were regulatory in nature, and four were event-related. 

All recommendations were of a minor nature and were therefore approved under the delegated authority issued by Council. The report lists the minutes for Council to note.

 

Recommendation:

That Council note the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meetings of 23 January 2019 and 7 February 2019, and that the actions contained in the minutes have been authorised in accordance with the delegations issued by Council.

 

Report

Description of Item:

Council’s delegation under the Roads Act 1993 requires Council to seek the advice of the NSW Police and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) before Council can exercise its delegated functions under the Act. This requirement is satisfied by Council utilising of the Local Traffic Committee for advice.

In cases where the Local Traffic Committee advice is unanimous (as it was for all items covered in this report), and Council intends to follow that advice (which in this case it does), Council may authorise the implementation of the facility or device without further notifying the RMS or the NSW Police.

Issues:

Council should note carefully the recommendations of the LTC as they relate to the authorisation of traffic control facilities and prescribed traffic control devices with the aim to improve road safety and traffic management on local roads.

Options:

If the Council wishes to act contrary to unanimous LTC advice, then Council must notify in writing, both the NSW Police and the RMS representatives on the LTC.  Council must then refrain from taking any action for 14 days so that the NSW Police or the RMS is given an opportunity to appeal to the Chairperson, Regional Traffic Committee should they so wish.

In the case of an appeal, the decision of the Chairperson, Regional Traffic Committee is binding and final for matters under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999.

Council does not need to notify the NSW Police or the RMS if they decide not to proceed with any proposal for any reason.

Sustainability Assessment:

•     Environment

Not applicable.

•     Social

The recommendations in the report serve to improve road safety and traffic flow in the Local Government Area.

•     Civic Leadership

Council is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the local traffic facilities, recommended by the LTC.

Safe and efficient traffic facilities are in line with several objectives of the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan including:

-     A.2 An Active, Safe and Healthy Community

-     C.1 Liveable neighbourhoods with a defined identity

-     D.2 We have effective use of public resources

•     Economic – Broader Economic Implications

Not applicable.

•     Economic - Delivery Program/Operational Plan Implications

No implications arise as Council has an existing budget for the minor works associated with traffic improvements which flow from LTC meetings.

Risk Analysis:

The risk assessment has identified the following risks associated with the Local Traffic Committee recommendations:

-     That Council may fail to fulfil its delegations as a road manager

-     That Council may fail to implement risk mitigation measures identified in the Local Traffic Committee meeting

To mitigate these risks, it is recommended that Council implement the LTC recommendations as detailed in this report.

Consultation:

The Local Traffic Committee members’ attendance is listed on the minutes.  Most of the matters raised were requests from the community.  Relevant stakeholders were consulted and reports were submitted to the Local Traffic Committee meeting.

Related Policy, Precedents and / or Statutory Requirements:

Traffic control facilities and prescribed traffic control devices may be authorised for use on a road or road related area, whether a public road or on private land, only by the RMS or Council.

Traffic may be regulated for various purposes by means of notices or barriers erected by a road authority.

Section 50 of the Transport Administration Act 1988 permits RMS to delegate its functions to other public agencies such as Councils.

Section 53A Part 6 permits RMS to give directions to Councils in relation to RMS functions.

The Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, incorporating the Road Rules 2008 provides for a system of traffic laws relating to all vehicles and pedestrians.

Implementation Date / Priority:

Road related modifications will be listed in the works program for installation within two months of the Council meeting.

Conclusion:

Council to note Minutes of the electronic Traffic Committee Meeting No. 1/2019 and 2/2019, and that items T.1, T.2, T.3, T.4, T.5, T.6, T.7, T.8, T.9, T.11, T.12 and T.13 have been approved under the delegation of Council.

 


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