GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 4 March, 2014

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ITEM 1      APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE.................................. 2

ITEM 2      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST....................................................... 2

ITEM 3      DECLARATIONS FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS.......................... 3

ITEM 4      DA 2012/171 FOR 3 LOT INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION AND CONSTRUCTION OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS AND ANCILLARY DWELLING ON LOT 173 DP 750133, BANJO PATERSON WAY, MOLONG............................................... 3

ITEM 5      DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 2014/116 DWELLING LOT 30 DP 756868       8

ITEM 6      BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING...................................... 16   

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

ANNEXURE 4.1    Environmental Services and Sustainability 2013-11-12 [489117]................................................................................... 18

ANNEXURE 5.1    Conditions ........................................................................ 47 

 


 

 

ITEM 1 - APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow tendering of apologies for Councillors not present.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS LEAVE OF ABSENCE - 530417

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any apologies tendered be accepted and the necessary leave of absence be granted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for apologies be made.

 

 

ITEM 2 - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow an opportunity for Councillors to declare an interest in any items to be determined at this meeting.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS AND STAFF DECLARATION OF INTEREST - 2014 - 530418

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the Declarations of Interest be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of Interest.

 

 

ITEM 3 - DECLARATIONS FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow an opportunity for Councillors to declare any Political Donations received.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS DECLARATION OF POLITICAL DONATIONS - 530419

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any Political Donations be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of any Political Donations.

 

 

ITEM 4 - DA 2012/171 FOR 3 LOT INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION AND CONSTRUCTION OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS AND ANCILLARY DWELLING ON LOT 173 DP 750133, BANJO PATERSON WAY, MOLONG

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To be determined by Committee as the matter was deferred from the November 2013 meeting upon the submission of additional information. The original application was referred to the committee due to the public interest and the number of submissions raising concerns for the development.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4.5.3.a Provide efficient and effective development assessment

Annexures

1.  Environmental Services and Sustainability 2013-11-12 [489117]    

File Number

\Development Applications\DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION\2012\03-2012-0171 - 535808

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the matter of DA 2012/171 for 3 lot industrial subdivision and construction of industrial buildings on Lot 173 DP 750133, Banjo Paterson Way, Molong be relisted for determination based on the information provided in the original report and the submitted additional information.

 

Senior Town Planner's REPORT

 

At its November 2013 meeting the Committee considered the attached report and resolved to defer consideration pending receipt of further information.

 

The proposed development sought consent for a three (3) lot subdivision for industrial purposes; construct four (4) industrial buildings for the purposes of industry (ie use being Industry and Warehouse) and an ancillary dwelling on land described as Lot 173 DP 750133, Banjo Paterson Way, Molong.

 

Lot

Area (ha)

Proposed Use

101

25.3

Warehouse and Distribution for Davimac (Building A) and ancillary dwelling (Manager’s residence)

102

10.03

Construct Building B for use as Industry (Manufacturing)

103

6.55

Construct Building C for use as Industry (Manufacturing)

 

Proposed staging for the development was as follows:-

 

Stage

Proposed Development

1

Subdivision to create proposed lots 101, 102, and 103

2

Construct Building A on proposed Lot 101 and construct ancillary dwelling

3

Construct Building B on proposed Lot 102

4

Construct Building C on proposed Lot 103

 

The application was required to be neighbour notified and advertised in the Central Western Daily for a period of 14 days. A total of six (6) submissions were received during this period raising concerns about noise, light spillage, security, access, safety, vehicle movements, visual impact, pollution, contamination of groundwater and watercourses, loss of rural amenity, fragmentation of rural land, permissibility of the ancillary dwelling.

 

The development application was first referred to the Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee in November 2013 for determination with a recommendation for refusal. The basis of the refusal included the following:-

1.           The carrying out of the proposed development on the land to which the development application relates would not be consistent with the following objectives of Zone No 1(a) General Rural:

(a) Protection, enhancing and conserving:

(i)         Agricultural land in a manner which sustains its efficient and effective agricultural production potential

(b) Preventing unjustified development of prime crop and pasture land for purposes other than agriculture

(c) Minimizing the cost to the community of:

(i)      Fragmented and isolated development of rural land

 

2.           The erection of the proposed dwelling –house on the land to which the development application relates is prohibited by clause 18(2) of the Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 1991 because:

(a) The dwelling-house is not ancillary to the use of the land for another purpose, and

(b) The council is not satisfied that

(i)         The land could not reasonably be used for the purpose of warehouse and distribution on proposed Lot 101 without the erection of the dwelling house.

 

Prior to the matter being matter being determined Council received a request from the Applicant to defer the matter pending submission of additional information. Based on this request, it was resolved at the November Committee meeting the matter be deferred pending additional information.

 

Additional information regarding the proposed development and issues raised in the assessment process was received by Council in December 2013 and January 2014.

 

The nature of the additional information pertains to the deletion of the ancillary dwelling, and response to visual impacts of the development on the landscape and surrounding locality including additional landscaping, the continuation of small scale grazing and addressing height and size of proposed industrial sheds. It should be noted by the Committee that any reference to a dwelling or ancillary dwelling in the original report (see attached) is no longer relevant as the applicant has deleted this aspect of the proposal from the application.

 

Further additional information was received by the Applicant in January 2014 to address visual concerns raised by the development. The applicant has submitted that the size and scale of the buildings is necessary to accommodate the plant and equipment required for safety and efficiency in the proposed manufacturing processes. The following information was also provided in support of the application:-

 

1.   The wall height (at approximately 6 metres) is typical of industrial scale buildings to ensure a functional and safe working environment. The roof has been pitched at the minimum of 5° in order to keep the ridge height as low as possible.

2.   The proposed sheds are provided with generous setbacks from all boundaries which may assist to reduce the visual impact on surrounding dwellings. In this regard:

·    The nearest dwellings to the north of the proposed sheds are approximately 200 metres and 320 metres away.

·    The nearest dwelling to the east of the proposed sheds is more than 300 metres away and the view line between is limited by existing native vegetation.

·    The nearest dwelling to the south of the proposed sheds appears to be more than 650 metres away.

·    Native forest on the adjoining land to the west creates a buffer of some 400 metres wide between the proposed sheds and other rural properties to the west.

3.   To protect the views of the nearest neighbours and to soften the development generally, additional landscaping is proposed as follows:-

·    Along Banjo Paterson Way frontage of the site with evergreen native trees that achieve a mature height commensurate with the typical height of the buildings within the development;

·    Along the southern boundary of the subject land with evergreen native trees that achieve a height commensurate with the typical height of buildings within the development; and

·    Along the northern side of Buildings B and C and the proposed parking areas. Whilst not identified, the applicant implies evergreen native trees can be used to achieve further visual integration with the landscape.

4.   The external building finishes will include subdued tones and materials that are non-reflective.

5.   The land has been used for small scale grazing and will continue to be utilized for grazing purposes.

 

Due to the nature of the submitted additional information ie the deletion of the ancillary dwelling and no increased change in scale of the development or impacts, there was no requirement for re-advertising or neighbor notifying of the proposal.

 

The main issues raised in the original report are still pertinent with the exception of any reference to ancillary dwelling. As such, the proposal was identified as not being consistent with the zone objectives, is not supported by the Sub-Regional Rural and Industrial Land Use Strategy and is not consistent with the rural subdivision principles of the Rural Lands SEPP.  Whilst the use may be permissible the cumulative impact of the proposed industrial subdivision and use of the land and its impact on the surrounding land raises concern.

 

Further, it should be noted that a formal visual impact assessment has not been undertaken for the development. The size, scale and visual impact of the proposed buildings in the rural landscape still raises concern for council and objectors. An assessment using photomontages may assist in determining how these buildings would fit in the landscape.

 

No specifics have been provided in relation to materials or colour scheme other than indicating the use of non-reflective materials and subdued colour tones. Whilst colour and finishes may be addressed via conditions of consent, this does little to give surrounding/adjoining landowners any certainty.

 

Additional landscaping has been proposed by the applicant in addressing visual concerns. Conditions of consent can address the implementation of landscaping however; continued maintenance of landscaping always poses risk for the longevity of the development and potential impacts on surrounding landowners.

 

Whilst many concerns identified require compliance with the Building Code of Australia or the Australian Standards and can be addressed via conditions of consent, concern is raised by technical staff as to whether these compliance matters can be achieved.

 

Council should also acknowledge and take into consideration the concerns raised in the submissions of adjoining and/or nearby landowners. There were 6 submissions received during the notification and advertising period raising concerns about noise, light spillage, security, access, safety, vehicle movements, visual impact, pollution, contamination of groundwater and watercourses, loss of rural amenity and the fragmentation of rural land.

 

The matter of this proposal is relisted for the Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee to determine the application. Council in considering the planning report and the additional information may consider to:-

 

·    Seek additional information or clarification from the applicant/developer;

·    Refuse the application; or

·    Approve the application subject to specific conditions of consent.

 

ITEM 5 - DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 2014/116 DWELLING LOT 30 DP 756868

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

The applicant seeks variation to Council's use of colorbond in visually prominent areas policy.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.3.a Provide efficient and effective development assessment

Annexures

1.  Conditions     

File Number

\Development Applications\DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION\2014\03-2014-0116 - 534718

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT Development Application 2014/116 for a dwelling on Lot 30 DP 756868 land known as 1455 Euchareena Road, Boomey, be granted consent subject to the conditions attached.

 

 

Senior Town Planner's REPORT

 

ADVISORY NOTES

Record of voting

In accordance with s375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a division is required to be called when a motion for a planning decision is put at a meeting of Council or a Council Committee.  A division under s375A of the Act is required when determining this planning application.

 

Political Disclosures

In accordance with s147(4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a planning application to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission of  the application and concluding when the application is determined.

 

In accordance with s147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person making a public submission to Council in relation to a planning application made to Council is required to disclose political donations and gifts made within 2 years prior to the submission being made and concluding when the application is determined.

 

Political donations and gifts (if any) to be disclosed include:

·    All reportable political donations made to any local councillor or Council,

·    All gifts made to any local councillor or employee of the Council.

 

Nil planning application disclosures have been received. 

 

Nil public submission disclosures have been received. 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

The following report provides an assessment of the development application 2014/115 submitted for a dwelling on Lot 30 DP 756868, known as 1455 Euchareena Rd, Boomey.

 

The application has been referred to the Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee for determination as it is required to be reported by a Council policy.

 

It is recommended that the application be approved subject to conditions of consent.

 

Applicant: Donaldson Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd

Owner:      Donaldson Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd

Proposal:  Dwelling

Location:   Lot 9 DP 756868 Lot 7303 DP 1152651 Lot 1 DP 230293 Lot 1 DP 131486 Lot 136 DP 756868 Lot 1 DP 1084471 Lot 3 DP 1084471 Lot 4 DP 1084471 Lot 9 Section 35 DP 758643 Lot 29 DP 756868 Lot 30 DP 756868 Lot 39 DP 756868 Lot 72 DP 756868 & Lot 74 DP 756868  

Zone:         RU1 Primary Production   

 

THE PROPOSAL

Council approval is sought for the erection of a two storey timber framed zincalume clad dwelling and two 58.6kl water storage tanks and demolition of the existing dwelling & guest house. The existing carport is to remain.

 

The proposed dwelling is designed by Lousie Nettleton Architects from Surrey Hills, Sydney and the building may be described as contemporary and modern. The building design is unlike any existing residential development in the area.

 

The application is for DA only and no effluent management study has been provided nor any application for section 68 approval. BASIX certificate has been included. The subject land has a combined area of 346.8 Ha.

 

Site Map

 

 

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 requires Council to consider various matters, of which those pertaining to the application are listed below.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT s79C(1)(a)(i)

 

 

Clause 1.2  Aims of the Plan

The broad aims of the LEP are as follows:

a) to encourage development that complements and enhances the unique character and amenity of Cabonne, including its settlements, localities, and rural areas,

(b) to provide for a range of development opportunities that contribute to the social, economic and environmental resources of Cabonne in a manner that allows present and future generations to meet their needs by implementing the principles of ecologically sustainable development,

(c) to facilitate and encourage sustainable growth and development that achieves the following:

(i) contributes to continued economic productivity, including agriculture, business, tourism, industry and other employment opportunities,

(ii) allows for the orderly growth of land uses while minimising conflict between land uses within the relevant zone and land uses within adjoining zones,

(iii) encourages a range of housing choices and densities in planned urban and rural locations that is compatible with the residential and rural environment and meets the diverse needs of the community,

(iv) promotes the integration of land uses and transport to improve access and reduce dependence on private vehicles and travel demand,

(v) protects, enhances and conserves agricultural land and the contributions that agriculture makes to the regional economy,

(vi) avoids or minimises adverse impacts on drinking water catchments to protect and enhance water availability and safety for human consumption,

(vii) protects and enhances places and buildings of environmental, archaeological, cultural or heritage significance, including Aboriginal relics and places,

(viii) protects and enhances environmentally sensitive areas, ecological systems, and areas that have the potential to contribute to improved environmental, scenic or landscape outcomes.

 

Clause 1.9A Suspension of covenants, agreements and instruments

This clause provided that  covenants, agreements or other similar instruments that restrict the carrying out of development upon the subject land do not apply unless such are:

·    Covenants imposed or required by council

·    Prescribed instruments under s183A of Crown Lands Act 1989

·    Any conservation agreement under National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

·    Any trust agreement under the Nature Conservation Trust Act 2003

·    Any property vegetation plan under the Native Vegetation Act 2003

·    Any biobanking agreement under Part 7A of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

·    Any planning agreement made under Division 6 of Part 4 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

     

      Mapping

The subject site is identified on the LEP maps in the following manner:

     

Land zoning map

Land zoned RU1 Primary Production

Lot size map

Minimum lot size 100 Ha

Heritage map

Not a heritage item or conservation area

Terrestrial Biodiversity Map

Has biodiversity sensitivity on the subject land

- Vegetation on overcleared landscapes

- Mugga Ironbark Woodland on hills

Flood planning map

Not within a flood zone

Natural resource – karst map

Not within a karst area

Drinking water catchment map

Not within a drinking water catchment area

Riparian land and watercourse map, groundwater vulnerability map

Not affected by riparian, watercourse or groundwater vulnerability

Land reservation acquisition map

 

 

      These matters are addressed in the report following.

 

Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 2012

The subject land is zoned RU1 Primary Production by the Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 2012.  A dwelling is permissible within this zone, subject to Council’s development consent.

 

Objectives of the RU1 Primary Production zone

The proposal is not contrary to the aims of the LEP or the objectives of the RU1 zone.  The development relates to and is consistent with the zone objectives which seek to

 

·    To encourage sustainable primary industry production by maintaining and enhancing the natural resource base.

·    To encourage diversity in primary industry enterprises and systems appropriate for the area.

·    To minimise the fragmentation and alienation of resource lands.

·    To minimise conflict between land uses within this zone and land uses within adjoining zones.

·    To enable function centres, restaurants or cafes and appropriate forms of tourist and visitor accommodation to be developed in conjunction with agricultural uses.

 


Part 4 – Principal development Standards

Clause 4.2A Rural dwellings on land on RU1 and RU2 zones

Development consent must not be granted for the erection of a dwelling on land to which this clause applies (Zone RU1 Primary Production), and on which no dwelling has been erected, unless the land:

a)   Is a lot that is at least the minimum lot size shown in relation to that land (>100 Ha)

 

Part 6 – Additional local provisions

Clause 6.3 Terrestrial biodiversity

The objective of this clause is to maintain terrestrial biodiversity by:

a.   Protecting native flora and fauna, and

b.   protecting the ecological processes necessary for their continued existence, and

c.   encouraging the conservation and recovery of native fauna and flora and their habitats.

 

The site is mostly cleared grazing land however there is a small area of ‘vegetation on overcleared landscapes’ identified as Mugga Ironbark Woodland in the LEP mapping. The proposed development is within close proximity to the existing dwelling and the site is cleared. Council is satisfied the proposed development is designed, sited and will be managed to avoid any significant adverse environmental impact and development complies with the requirements of clause 6.3 terrestrial biodiversity.

 

Clause 6.8 Essential services

Development consent must not be granted to development unless the consent authority is satisfied that any of the following services are essential for the development are available or that adequate arrangements have been made to make them available when required.

a)   The supply of water,

b)   The supply of electricity,

c)   The disposal and management of sewerage,

d)   Stormwater drainage or on-site conservation, and

e)   Suitable vehicle access.

 

REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS

 

There are no Regional Environmental Plans that apply to the subject land.

 

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICIES

 

Cabonne Council is identified within the SEPP 44 schedule as having koala habitat.  The applicant has not addressed the SEPP; however, the subject land is generally cleared and the proposed development will not impact upon any existing vegetation.  There are no known sightings of koalas in the locality, or sources of koala habitat.

 


USE OF COLOURBOND IN VISUALLY PROMINENT AREAS POLICY 

 

The applicant proposes to use zincalume custom orb for the roof and wall cladding. Council has a policy restricting the use of zincalume in the village and large lot residential zones.

 

It is considered that zincalume buildings (sheds & dwelling roofs) can have a significant adverse impact on amenity and views of neighbours given their highly reflective surfaces and the durability of such surfaces.

 

Council’s policy states that development of buildings in the village or large lot residential zones in Cabonne Council be encouraged to construct from an alternative to zincalume cladding products.

 

The use of zincalume cladding products will be permissible for all other zones, subject to the assessing officer’s discretion, and in accordance with the Neighbour Notification Policy. Where such a developer requests consent to construct from zincalume cladding, the application will be reported to Council for determination.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT THAT HAS BEEN PLACED ON EXHIBITION s79C(1)(a)(ii)

 

There are no draft environmental plans that relate to the subject land or proposed development.

 

PROVISIONS OF ANY DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN s79C(1)(a)(iii)

 

Development Control Plan No 5 – General Rural Zones applies to this development.

 

The proposed development complies with section 3.3 Building Requirements.

 

PROVISIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS s79C(1)(a)(iv)

The proposal does not contravene the relevant provisions of the regulations.

 

THE LIKELY IMPACTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT s79C(1)(b)

 

Context & setting

It is proposed to replace an existing dwelling at the site. While the primary use of the land is for agriculture, replacement of a dwelling is consistent with Council’s rural land objectives given the property is in excess of 100 hectares. The proposed dwelling may be described as unique and is not consistent in terms of scale (height of the building) the impact of this is addressed under visual amenity, see section below.

 


Siting & location

The location of the proposed dwelling complies with Council’s requirements for setbacks within the rural zone and given the nature of surrounding agricultural land uses (grazing and broad acre cropping) there is unlikely to be rural interface issues and/or land use conflict.

 

Visual amenity

The proposed building may be described as ‘contemporary’ or ‘modern’ and has been designed by Louise Nettleton Architects. External construction materials are custom orb zincalume roof sheeting with matching wall cladding. There are lots of clear glass windows and glass louvers on all aspects of the building so there is a high glass to zincalume ratio (for thermal comfort). The building consists of two storeys with an ‘outlook’ deck on the roof and has a total height of 10.47 meters. The proposed development has been specially designed for the site and incorporates contemporary design for thermal comfort and the house achieves 4 stars under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme. 

 

While the proposed structure could be described as visually prominent and it is proposed to clad the building in zincalume, it is setback an adequate distance from neighboring properties. It should be noted the development will be visible from Euchareena Road. Should the impact to visual amenity be considered as non-satisfactory the proponent should consider an alternative to zincalume for the external walls.

 

It is noted there are landscaped areas of native species around the house site and once these trees become established they will help screen the development from the road. As these trees have already been planted there are no additional requirements for landscaping around the site. While the proposed dwelling will have an impact in terms of visual amenity, the development is deemed suitable for the site.

 

Access and traffic

Access is via Euchareena Road (sealed) and the internal driveway to the house site is on Lot 3 and these lots must be held in the same ownership. The access has been constructed and complies with Council’s access specifications. There would be minimal long-term increase in traffic and there are no additional requirements for access.

 

Waste Water

The applicants have not applied for section 68 waste water approval and it is noted there is an existing septic system for the dwelling. They will be required to seek section 68 plumbing and drainage approval for wastewater treatment at the site.

 

 


THE SUITABILITY OF THE SITE s79C(1)(c)

 

Physical Attributes and Hazards

There are no known technological or natural hazards that would affect the proposed development.

 

DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Council’s Bushfire Services Contribution Plan applies to this development. The applicant is required to make a contribution of $365.70 towards the improvement of Bushfire Services

 

ANY SUBMISSIONS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ACT s79C(1)(d)

 

The proposed development is not advertised development.

 

PUBLIC INTEREST s79C(1)(e)

 

The proposed development is considered to be of minor interest to the wider public due to the relatively localised nature of potential impacts. 

 

CONCLUSION

The proposed development of a dwelling is permissible with the consent of Council. The development complies with the relevant aims, objectives and provisions of the LEP.  A section 79C assessment of the development indicates that the development is acceptable in this instance.  Attached is a draft Notice of Approval outlining a range of conditions considered appropriate to ensure that the development proceeds in an acceptable manner.

 

ITEM 6 - BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Provides an opportunity for Councillors to call items for noting for discussion and recommends remainder to be noted.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\PROCEDURES - 530420

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   Councillors call any items they wish to further consider.

2.   The balance of the items be noted.

 

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

In the second part of the Committee Business Paper are items included for the Committee’s information.

 

In accordance with Council’s format for it Business Paper, Councillors wishing to discuss any item are requested to call that item.

  


Item 4 Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting 4 March 2014

Item 4 - Annexure 1

 






























Item 5 Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting 4 March 2014

Item 5 - Annexure 1

 

DRAFT CONDITIONS OF CONSENT

 

1.   DEVELOPMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PLANS

 

Objective

 

To ensure the development proceeds in the manner assessed by Council.

 

Performance

 

Development is to take place in accordance with the attached stamped plans (DA 2014/0116 Louise Nettleton Architects Project No. 1212 sheets 1 to 12 inclusive, dated  9 January 2014 and 10 October 2013 ) and documentation submitted with the application and subject to the conditions below, to ensure the development is consistent with Council’s consent.  NOTE:  Any alterations to the approved development application plans must be clearly identified WITH THE APPLICATION FOR A CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE. 

 

The Principal Certifying Authority for the project may request an application for modification of this consent or a new application in the event that changes to the approved plans are subsequently made.  An application to modify the development consent under s96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended and will be subject to a separate fee.

 

 

2.   BUILDING CODE OF AUSTRALIA 2013 – AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS

 

Objective

 

To satisfy the Building Code of Australia 2013 and relevant Australian Standards.

 

Performance

 

The approved dwelling must meet the relevant Australian Standards and the performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia 2013. Compliance with the Performance Requirements can only be achieved by:-

 

a)      complying with the Deemed to Satisfy Provisions; or

b)      formulating an Alternative Solution which:-

 

          i)       complies with the Performance Requirements; or

          ii)      is shown to be at  least equivalent to the Deemed to Satisfy Provisions; or

          iii)     a combination of both a) and b).

 

 

3.   APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL CERTIFYING AUTHORITY

 

Objective

 

To ensure compliance with s81A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as amended.

 

Performance

 

The person having the benefit of this consent must appoint a Principal Certifying Authority for the development, pursuant to Section 81A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended and advise Council in writing of that appointment BEFORE WORKS COMMENCE.

 

That Certifying Authority may be the Council, or an Accredited Certifier appointed under the Act.  The required written notice to Council may be satisfied by supplying a copy of the Application for a construction Certificate (Form 11) under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 1994, as amended and must include the name, contact address, telephone and accreditation numbers of the selected Certifying Authority.

 

The Principal Certifying Authority and any other Certifiers appointed by that Authority will be responsible for the post-consent certification of the development.  Copies of all certification is to be submitted to Cabonne Council referenced by the Development Application Number.

 

 

4.   APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION

 

Objective

 

To satisfy the post-consent requirements of this Development Consent, and to comply with S.109 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended.

 

Performance

 

The person having the benefit of this consent is required to apply for a:

 

CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE

 

 

6.   CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE

 

Objective

 

To ensure all residential work is covered by insurance and is in compliance with Part 6 of the Home Building Act 1989.

 

Performance

 

A Construction Certificate will not be issued until Council receives a Certificate of Home Warranty Insurance in accordance with the requirements of the Home Building Act 1989.

 

 

7.   CONSTRUCTION DESIGN DETAILS

Objective

 

To ensure that the development is constructed in a manner that is structurally sufficient and sound.

Performance

 

Full working drawings, including engineering details and specifications must be submitted to Council fro approval PRIOR to issue of a construction certificate.

 

 

 

8.   FOOTING/SLAB DESIGN

 

Objective 

 

To confirm structural stability, sufficiency and serviceability.       

 

Performance 

 

Geotech detail and certificate of soil profile shall be provided for the footings/slab

 

 

9.   BASIX CERTIFICATE

 

Objective

 

To ensure the dwelling is constructed in the approved manner.

Performance

 

All the required commitments shown on the Basix Certificate (No: 514933S, dated 17 December 2013) and approved plans are to be completed PRIOR to a Final Occupation Certificate being issued.

 

10. WATER SUPPLY

 

Objective

 

To ensure the dwelling has an adequate water supply in line with Council Policies.

 

Performance

 

In order for the new dwelling house to have a sufficient potable supply of water for domestic purposes, water supply is to be provided in the form of a tank that has storage facilities for at least 90,000 litres; and

 

The water supply tanks are required to have, for bush fire fighting requirements, openings in the top of the storage for drafting water or some suitable outlet and access to the storage for conventional fire fighting suction hose being, for above ground storage.

 

1.      The outlet for fire fighting purposes should be fitted with a stop valve and standard 50mm (2 inch) BSP outlet.

 

11. The outlet for in  (1) above should be located so that access for fire fighting units is provided, ie directly where there is vehicle access to the outlet or via plumbing where such direct access is not possible.

 

 

12. WATER SUPPLY

 

Objective

 

To ensure provision is made for adequate rural water supply.

 

Performance

 

In rural areas (where town water is not available)

 

a)         Storage facilities for at least 90,000 litres of water for domestic purposes are to be provided, 10,000 litres of which are to be retained at all times for fire fighting purposes.

 

The take off point for the domestic supply is to be located in such a manner to ensure that the 10,000 litres of water is retained at all times for bushfire fighting purposes.

 

b)         Underground water supply tanks are required to have, for bush fire fighting requirements, openings in the top of the storage for drafting water or an approved suitable outlet and access to the storage for conventional fire fighting suction hose.

 

Aboveground tanks shall be provided with an approved suitable outlet and access to the storage for conventional fire fighting suction hose.

 

The outlet for fire fighting purposes shall:

(i)         be a minimum of 50mm; and

(ii)        be fitted with 65 mm STORZ fitting and a minimum 50mm gate valve; and

(iii)       be located so that access for fire fighting units is provided directly where there is vehicle access to the outlet or via plumbing where such direct access is not possible.

 

c)         Tank should be of an aesthetically pleasing colour that does not contrast greatly with the surrounding environment.

 

d)         A “Static Water Supply” sign shall be erected on the access gate to the allotment prior to occupation of the development. The sign can be obtained free of charge from the Rural Fire Service.

 

e)         The 90,000 litres storage facilities may be reduced to 45,000 litres where an alternative acceptable potable water supply source is available, capable of delivering at least 1,300 litres per hour. Separate application is to be made to the Consent Authority – Cabonne Council.



13. BUSHFIRE PROTECTION – WATER AND UTILITIES

 

Objective

 

To minimise the risk of bush fire attack and provide protection for emergency services personnel, residents and others assisting fire fighting activities.

 

Performance

 

In recognition that no reticulated water supply exists, a 20,000 litre dedicated water supply tank (non flammable or shielded from the threat) shall be provided.

Above ground tanks are manufactured of concrete or metal and raised tanks are to have their stands protected.  Plastic tanks shall not be used.

 

An RFS standard 65mm metal Storz outlet with a gate valve shall be provided.

 

The gate or ball valve, pipes and tank penetration are adequate for full 50mm inner diameter water flow through the Storz fitting and are metal rather than plastic.

 

A Static Water Sign (SWS) is to be fitted to the front gate and tank designated as the tank for fire fighting purposes.  These signs are to be obtained from Canobolas Zone N.S.W Rural Fire Services, Cadia Road, Orange and fitted before occupation of the building.

 

 

14. PROVISION OF TEMPORARY FACILITIES

 

Objective

 

To provide temporary toilet facilities.

 

Performance

 

A temporary sewer or chemical toilet is to be provided on the property while building work is in progress to comply with the requirements of the Workcover Authority.  NOTE:  This must be on-site prior to the first inspection

 

 

15. NOISE

 

Objective

 

To limit the impact of noise on adjoining properties.

 

Performance

 

Building work may only be carried out on the site between the following hours:

 

7.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday

7.00am and 5.00pm Saturdays

8.am and 5.00pm Sundays and Public Holidays

* This includes site works and delivery of materials.

 

 

16. IDENTIFICATION OF SITE

 

Objective

 

To clearly identify the site.

 

Performance

 

Provide a clearly visible sign to the site stating:

 

a)         Unauthorised entry is prohibited;

b)         Builders name and licence number; or owner builders permit number;

c)         Street number or lot number;

d)         Contact telephone number/after hours number;

e)         Identification of Principal Certifying Authority.

 

 

17. DEMOLITION

 

Objective

 

To ensure demolition is undertaken in a manner that limits impact on the environment.

 

Performance

 

Prior to demolition matters commencing, the applicant is to complete the following works.

a)         the erection of barricades about the lot boundary to protect the public

b)         the reticulated water supply is to be disconnected to the satisfaction of the supply authority being……………………..

c)         sewer drainage and capping of the sewer main junctions to the satisfaction of the Sewer Supply Authority being Cabonne Council.  An inspection in this regard to this matter is required prior to the site being vacated and a COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE being issued by the Supply Authority.

d)         The levelling of the site, so that no hollows, depressions or the like are left to accumulate water.

e)         Removal of all refuse, materials etc from the site

f)          The erection of a suitable fence to prevent access to the site

g)         Demolition works being carried out in accordance with Australian Standard AS 2601 – 1991 Demolition of Structure.

h)        The electricity supply is to be disconnected to the satisfaction of the Supply Authority.  The developer is to submit a COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE from the SUPPLY AUTHORITY

 

 

 

18. DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES

 

Objective

 

To protect the environment, health and safety of the community.

 

Performance

 

a)         The demolition work is to be undertaken in accordance with the requirements of Australian Standards AS2601 – 1991 – ‘The Demolition of Structures’.

 

b)         Utility services of electricity, gas, water, sewerage and telephone are to be satisfactorily disconnected or sealed off before commencement of the demolition work.

 

c)         Appropriate dust  suppression procedures are to be carried out during the demolition of the structure.

 

d)         Appropriate safety clothing and equipment to be used during the demolition works in accordance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act  2000.

 

e)         Appropriate barricades and framing are to be installed around the perimeter of the demolition site to prohibit public access to the demolition works.

 

f)          Appropriate signage is to be placed on the demolition site to advise the public of danger associated with demolition works and to prohibit public access.

 

g)         Appropriate procedures are to be provided to ensure protection of Council’s Road, footpath and kerb and guttering from structural damage arising from the demolition works.

 

h)        Hazardous materials (including asbestos) are to be handled, stored, treated, transported and disposed of in accordance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 and the Asbestos Recovering Regulations.

 

i)          All demolition materials of no recycling value are to be removed from the demolition site by covered transport to an appropriate waste landfill site and the appropriate waste disposal fee paid to Council.

 

j)          An appropriate insurance policy is required in respect of the demolition works indemnifying Council from action against it and covering those responsible for the works against third party damages.

 

 

19. ASBESTOS REMOVAL

 

Objective

 

To ensure removal is undertaken in a manner that limits impact on Public Health and the Environment.

 

Performance

 

Removal of bonded asbestos sheeting greater than 10 square metres must be performed by a licensed person accredited by NSW WorkCover and is to be undertaken in accordance with Code of Practice for safe removal of Asbestos 2nd Edition (NOHSC:2002(2005)).

 

 

20. DRAINAGE

 

Objective

 

To ensure satisfactory disposal of roof stormwater run-off.

 

Performance

 

All roof water shall be collected through guttering and down piping, connected to a 100mm or 90mm PVC pipeline and shall be disposed of by discharge to existing Storm Water Storage Tank and overflow piped a minimum of three (3) meters clear

 

 

21. ON SITE WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT

 

Objective

 

To ensure that an accredited sewage management facility is designed, constructed and installed.

 

Performance

 

The Onsite Wastewater Management System is to be designed following a site specific examination of the site by a suitably qualified person, details of the proposed system along with an application to install an onsite wastewater management system are to be provided to Council prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate together with a Section 68 Application.

 

 

22. STANDARD OF WORKS

 

Objective

 

To ensure all work complies with the relevant standards and is performed by an experienced/qualified tradesman who is accountable for work quality.

 

Performance

 

 All house sewer and plumbing work is carried out in accordance with the National Plumbing and Drainage Code AS3500.

 

 

23. CONTRIBUTION TO BUSHFIRE SERVICES  (Rural Dwellings)

 

Objective

 

To make  an equitable contribution towards improvement of Bushfire Services and Amenities for the specified Brigade.  The contribution has been levied in accordance with Councils Bushfire Service Contributions Plan, February, 1993.

 

A copy of this Plan is available for inspection at Councils Department of Environmental Services Bank Street, Molong during business hours.

 

Performance

 

The applicant will make a contribution of $365.70 towards the improvement of Bushfire Services and Amenities for Boomey Brigade (Income No: 1046) to Cabonne Council prior to any occupation certificate issued for the dwelling.

 

 

24. INTERNAL ACCESS

 

Objective

 

To ensure a satisfactory all weather access is available to the new dwelling site.

 

Performance

 

The applicant is required to upgrade/construct an internal road prior to occupation from the existing internal road, to the proposed new dwelling house to a standard that allows access by a typical 2-wheel drive vehicle in wet weather, at the applicants cost.

 

 

25. SOIL EROSION

 

Objective

 

To protect the water catchments.

 

Performance

 

Provide and maintain a silt intercept fence along the lower boundary of the site or as otherwise directed by the Council to ensure that silt does not enter the stormwater system/catchment.

 

 

26. COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS OF CONSENT

 

Objective

 

To ensure all conditions of consent are complied with and development proceeds in the manner assessed by Council.

 

Performance

 

The use or occupation of the approved development shall not commence until such time as all conditions of this development consent have been complied with.  The use or occupation of the development prior to compliance with all conditions of development consent may make the applicant / developer liable to legal proceedings.

 

 

27. OCCUPATION CERTIFICATE

 

Objective

 

To ensure compliance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

 

Performance

 

All buildings will require an Occupation Certificate PRIOR to occupation/use of the building.

 

 


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Page 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

ITEM 1      REIMBURSEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION FEES. 1

ITEM 2      HERITAGE ADVISOR'S REPORT - FEBRUARY 2014.................. 1  

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

ANNEXURE 2.1    Heritage Advisor's Report - February 2014.... 3 

 


 

 

ITEM 1 - REIMBURSEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION FEES

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To advise the committee of total amount of development application fees reimbursed from July 2012 - February 2014

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

4. Grow Cabonne's Culture & Community

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING CONTROLS\BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS\REPORTING - DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS TO COUNCIL - 533565

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

  APPLICANT

DESCRIPTION

FEE REIMBURSED

David Cullane

Demolish existing amenities block and construct new one

$1654.40

Cudal AP&H Society

Poultry Shed & Amenities Block

$ 1188.90

The Lyndon Community

Kitchen Renovations & Installation of Fire Sprinkler

$ 752.40

Cumnock & District Progress Association

Sculpture

$ 285.00

Eugowra Promotion & Progress Association

Awning & Post Boxes

$ 278.75

Lions Club of Cudal – Cargo

Cargo Men’s Shed

$ 360.00

KYSL Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Shed, Toilet Block & Septic

$ 305.00

Cudal Baths Maintenance Committee

Shade Shelter at Swimming Pool

$ 522.00

Eugowra Promotion & Progress Association

Archway Entrance to Sportground

$295.30

TOTAL: 9

 

$ 5,641.75

 

 

ITEM 2 - HERITAGE ADVISOR'S REPORT - FEBRUARY 2014

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Providing Councillors with a copy of the Heritage Advisor's report for February 2014

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.3 - Beautiful towns and villages with historic assets cared for and preserved.

Annexures

1.  Heritage Advisor's Report - February 2014    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING CONTROLS\REPORTS\HERITAGE - 535792

 

Director of Environmental Services' REPORT

 

A copy of the Heritage Advisor’s Report for February 2014 is attached for the information of the committee.  


Item 2 Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting 4 March 2014

Item 2 - Annexure 1

 

David Scobie Architects                                                                                

                                                                                                                               

Level One, 177A Sailors Bay Road,                                                                           

Northbridge,                                                                                                       Heritage

NSW 2063                                                                                                         

Tel:  (02) 9967 2426

Fax: (02) 9967 2471

Mobile: 0412 415010

Email scobiearchitect@optusnet.com.au

 

Cabonne Shire Council

Via email

Attn: Ms. Heather Nicholls &

Amanda Rasmussen

 

REPORT: February 2014                                                    Visit: 04/02/2014

 

1.0        Information provided to the Heritage Advisor

 

1.1        Heritage Committee Meeting:

1.1.1     Current issues: Items addressed below

 

1.2        Heritage Advisor appointments –

·      Each of the Tuesday visits is listed below

March 4th

April 8th 

May 6th

 

 

2.0        Follow Up required

 

v Eugowra Hotel - reconstruction

v Canowindra – Plaques

v Ophir Trust

v East Guyong Cemetery

 

The following notes apply to site visits and requests for advice

The intention is that the notes are passed to the Property Owner/Enquirer/DA Applicant:

 

 

3.0        Molong Cemetery

 

Meeting

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the issues surrounding formation of a Friends of the Molong Cemetery group. The primary reason for the interest is the interpretive value of the family and local history which is of great interest to locals and visitors.

 

Significance:

The Molong cemetery, Obley Street – Banjo Paterson Way is the second cemetery site in Molong after the site adjoining the Bowling Club. It is rural type cemetery and is in current use with the beam section and the columbarium.

 

Council is responsible for the care and maintenance of the site under the Cemeteries Act however this does not extend to individual grave sites and monuments which are the responsibility of family members.

 

The Australian cemeteries Index on the web records 1,947 individual inscriptions.

The contact person provided for the index is Peter Olsen

 

Proposal

The range of interests of Friends of the  Cemetery Groups generally extend to several of the following main groups:

1.   Physical work on site

2.   Research

3.   Publishing

4.   Tour guiding

 

Most groups benefit from regular meetings to discuss their range of projects and longer term strategies.

 

Most groups benefit from having talks by those with local knowledge – the cemetery, local history, individual family members, arborists, stonemasons, local and regional historians etc.

 

Some groups benefit from travelling and meeting other groups with similar interests.

 

A more detailed set of activities undertaken follows:

 

·      Recording information on the grave sites and monuments using text and photos in a simple inventory matching the format used by the Australian cemeteries index

·      Checking the accuracy of the existing records on the Web based cemeteries Index (not update-able) and ensuring the local Inventory, as noted above, is accurate and up to date

·      Research in various sources and collections related to the site and the stories of those interred in the Cemetery

·      Assisting Council with ground maintenance – tree watering and mulching to reduce mowing and support planting

·      Regularly check that the perimeter fencing and gates are all sound and in working order

·      Collecting/rescuing materials related to monuments including lettering which has fallen out, broken elements of stone, damaged ceramic tiles, damaged cast iron railings

·      Limited tree planting after consultation with Council

·      Arranging for an annual Event in relation to the April Heritage festival

·      Arranging for ad-hoc cemetery groups for visiting groups

·      Liaison with the Museum and family History groups to collate related stories

·      Collating, editing and publishing brochures relating to local history

·      Collating, editing and publishing a simple fold out brochure mapping the Cemeteries within the Shire for use by visitors

·      Collating, editing and publishing Cemetery plans to identify the denominational areas and elements of the layout for use by visitors

·      Identifying grave sites and monuments of a high level of significance worthy of stabilisation and fund raising for the work to match Council funding from the local heritage fund

 

A copy of the national trust publication provides an introduction to the issues.

 

Contact at Council should be via Heather Nicholls. Heather is very knowledgeable about cemeteries in the region and will also provide direction to other Council staff as required from time to time.

 

The next steps:

 

The Next Meeting is to be held at the Molong cemetery at 9.00am on Tuesday March 4th to meet interested parties and discuss the issues and opportunities.

 

          David Scobie

          Heritage Advisor

 

 

 

 

4.0        The Deli Lama

Potential verandah reconstruction

87 Gaskill Street

 

Future Meeting and site inspection to review the following concept

A visual inspection of the building indicates that it is likely to have been altered in the 1920-1930 period with the traditional verandah being replaced by a rod suspended awning.

 

The facade above the awning has a standard moulding across the facade which usually indicates the flashing point for a verandah roof.

 

The property owner should contact the Museum and research any early photos which would show the building prior to the change in the facade.

 

A replacement verandah would be a simple cypress timber post supported timber frame with four ex 150mm square posts on the same alignment as the adjoining hotel. This should give a nominal 600mm clear of the face of the gutter.

 

The suspended awning would be completely removed as it is not possible to adapt or re-use the structure.

 

A suitable colour scheme would be developed for the new timber structure and the roof, gutter and downpipe would be standard fielders galvanised iron.

 

Three sign panels would be fitted between the posts and the verandah beam.

 

5.0        The Ophir Trust

Meeting with Meg Hoskins and Alison Russell

         

          Issues

1.   The current design and layout requires some modification to accommodate the interpretive panels and to improve the weather protection and to provide access

2.   The design then needs review by a structural engineer to certify it in relation to compliance with the regulations

3.   The Trust then needs to prepare a DA and building certificate for submission initially to the Lands Dept. For their signature as the site owner and then to Cabonne Shire Council for approval

4.   The approved design can then be tendered to capable contractors for completion of the works

5.   Sundry tasks, to be agreed with the Trust, could be completed by Volunteers such as Green corps etc

 

Proposals to resolve the above

1.  

a.   Consider changing the orientation of the three front interpretation panels by rotating the triangle so that the flat face is at the centre of the structure and the point of the equilateral triangle is facing out. This will reduce the need for visitors to walk around the front side of the structure and encourage them to enter through the centre of the eastern end which is where the ramp will lead them.

b.   Design a curved path leading from the lower road level around the western end to comply with access code requirements. The path should be 1200mm wide and be constructed using concrete with a brushed finish for non-slip purposes and include an oxide additive to produce a dark grey colour. The final layout will be determined on site but it is anticipated that it will be two runs of 7m separated in the middle by a level landing 1200mm long making a total path of 15 200mm nominal. The final length will be determined by site conditions and the need for the maximum slope to be no greater than 1.20

c.   Design and erect a standard galvanised steel balustrade with footings to the northern side of the structure to replace the existing temporary bollards and continue running down to the start of the ramp. The balustrade to be similar to the Webforge tubular handrail system with a top rail middle rail and kickplate

d.   The Engineer to review the design and allow for an extension of the roof on the western end sufficient to make the structure symmetrical – currently there is no eave at the western end.

2.   Two options for Engineers

a.   Cook and roe engineers: Daniel Cook 02 6360 2561 at 3/9 Gateway Close

b.   Anton Lynar engineer: 02 6362 5551 at 15 Byng Street

3.   Contact Alan Lindsay at CSC to discuss and agree on the submission 0419 619 761 or CSC 02 6392 3200. The DA forms are available from the Council website. Forms will be required for the development Application and for the Building Certificate. As the Property Owner, the forms will need to be signed by the Lands Dept. and then submitted to CSC.

4.   Schedule of works

a.   Remove the random steel posts

b.   Extend the roof structure

c.   Erect additional steel posts and framing for the interpretive panels

d.   Paint all steelwork Woodland Grey

e.   Pour concrete footings and path/ramp

f.    Erect the webforge galvanised steel balustrade

 

5.   Tendering of the works

a.   Gary Spicer – Spicer construction

b.   John Siret – Mid State Mechanical

6.   Sundry works

a.   Bruce Smith, Arborist to prune the Poplar tree

b.   Plant a series of native shrubs or Lomandra grasses specified by Shahreen Alford Tel. 02 6393 8538 in front of the structure on the existing slope and a series of 4 native trees at 3m centres 6m west of the structure to screen out the toilet block and create a space for a stone bench seat

c.   Kevin with assistance to construct a 4m extension of the stone retaining wall and a separate stone wall to act as a seat next to the new row of native trees.

d.   Sign company to supply and erect the agreed interpretive panels.

 

 

 

 

 

6.0        The Canowindra Main Street Scheme

 

Update:

Heather has an original copy of the Sue Jackson CMP for the railway precinct which should inform any strategic proposal.

 

Proposed draft text for the Phoenix:

 

Canowindra Main Street Project

 

The project has been initiated by Canowindra Business Groups and Council has commissioned the Heritage Advisor to complete the study. This work includes consulting the community on their views.

 

Community based workshop meeting will be conducted to cover the issues

·      The first workshop meeting should be held Tuesday evening at 6.30pm in a local Canowindra venue on Monday March 3rd.

 

The purpose is to engage with the community through an invitation to groups and individuals and obtain their views on the proposal to date.

 

The proposal includes a review of restoration works to buildings in the Heritage Conservation Area, a schedule of sites and projects nominated by the Business Group and the Rail & Museums Precinct

 

 

The agenda

·      Introductions

·      Describe the concept of the Main street study

·      Discuss the objectives: Tourism, Social, Heritage, Town Planning

·      Illustrate the physical area using a map

·      List other possible projects and places

·      Highlight the key projects

·      Project and Council timelines for implementation

 

The editor: 02 6344 1846

editor@canowindraphoenix.com.au

65 Gaskill Street

Monday 3pm is the editorial deadline

 

 

The list is as follows:

1.   Main Street Plan

2.   Seal Gaskill Street and crossing – done

3.   Develop former SES site for parking and toilets

4.   Sign project – underway

5.   Sculpture for northern wall to community hall

6.   Memorial Park rubbish bins - coming

7.   New fencing to western side of memorial Park

8.   Ash tray options for rubbish bins

9.   Memorial Park rubbish bins - coming

10.  Strong solar lighting for memorial park

11.  Sealing the Rodd Street facade of Morris Park (particularly the driver reviver area)

12.  Blatchford Street lighting

13.  Plant out crossings at School Tilga street

14.  Plant out Bus bay

15.  New seats for Gaskill Street

16.  Landscape and plant trees at town Entries

17.  Brick planter for caravan park

18.  Level the flat below the baths

19.  Replace verandah posts in Gaskill Street

20.  Erect heritage lighting using multi-purpose poles, down Ferguson Street and into Gaskill Street – see item 1.

 

 

Comments

·      One of the objectives of the business chamber is to develop a series of events at nominally bi-monthly intervals to increase visitation to Canowindra

·      The basis for many of the projects is improving the setting and capacity for regular events

·      The liaison would be with the Business Chamber

·      Dylan Gower is an interested local architect who is expected to contribute and to offer the results of the student project in due course

·      As the implications are very broad for the community a wide set of stakeholders could be expected to contribute to the list of projects

·      The projects break down into two sets: one set of special projects around the town probably relating to specific functions which need to be spelt out as the reasons for the works

·      The second set are upgrades within the central business area.

 

The following issues were raised during the town walk which included only the central portion of Gaskill Street:

·      The concept of removing the traditional telegraph poles into the rear street and running power lines from the rear to the buildings

·      The vision of the street being decorated at various times of the year with traditional decorative banners and these would be suspended for multi-purpose poles, as noted in the project list

·      There are a number of historic issues related to the governance context from the days of the Boree shire which remain to rankle some members of the community and will need to be addressed

·      Parking capacity, location and future extra parking spaces for standard vehicles plus large tourist vehicles are a high priority

·      Parking options at the rear of Gaskill Street for example in the former SES site and Ryall Street may require an access in the form of an arcade or open route to Gaskill Street

·      The railway precinct has potential for a heritage project in the form of a walking trail based on the 2002 Conservation Management Plan. The trail would be a circuit around a number of important rail sites and has the future potential for upgrading into a major attraction highlighting rolling stock and various forms of rail wagons and loading techniques.

·      The rail precinct has potential for supporting greater integration between the existing three key attractions which are not currently linked or integrated: Memorial Park, the Museum, The Age of Fishes Museum and the Railway Precinct

·      The Age of Fishes Museum has the potential for substantial future expansion

·      Gaskill Street

There are elements of the footpath where access should be improved – the steps in the vicinity of Finns Store is a prime example

There are many business premises which do not have access which complies with the BCA and strategies should be developed for each to allow implementation over the long term without negative impacts on the heritage significance

The type of rubbish bin is unsuitable for a heritage conservation area

The bin type does not include a smokers facility (forecast changes in legislation affecting smoking in public places is to be noted)

The number of bench seats is not adequate for peak periods

The inboard location of the existing bench seats is less preferred than the outboard location favoured by most Councils

Consultation with major event organisers is recommended given their role and stakeholding

The Rotary clock has not worked for many years and requires refurbishment and possibly a new location or removal

Many verandah posts have damaged posts base skirtings and these should be relatively easily repaired

There are several cantilevered steel awnings which appear to be in a poor structural condition and require restoration

Some awnings have ad-hoc steel post props as a short term solution. These need to be replaced with a permanent solution

The concrete ‘pram ramps’ are out dated and need to be replaced with current standard accessible ramps

The Blatchford Gaskill street intersection has been the scene of at least one vehicle accident and is worthy of an upgrade to improve pedestrian access while allowing for all vehicles. Details will need to be low key so as not to disrupt the heritage character of the street

The Community square is in a very poor condition and a very unsatisfactory introduction to the main street

The new bus stop shelter is in a faux heritage style recently constructed and is not a structure which suits the heritage streetscape or conservation area.

The opposite side of the street is also a bus stop for buses travelling in the opposite direction and is therefore worthy of a shelter. A simple appropriate and contemporary style shelter would complement the cream brick feature side wall of the community hall.

Canowindra motors is key building and destination at the other end of the street and is worthy of a verandah as it is a focal point.

 

The next meeting to be Tuesday March 4th

 

The objective would be to visit the non-main street sites and discuss the rationale behind the projects.

.

It would be useful to meet other key community groups and stakeholders as follows

 

 

 

 

7.0        Canowindra Shop – Cullane’s at 84 Gaskill Street, Canowindra

 

The premises is currently Federation Fotos

 

Works are to be limited the painting and roofing iron replacement and replacement fly-screen door

 

The existing sign for federation fotos will remain to suit the existing tenant

 

Preference for the verandah roofing is to use the matching red colorbond which was used on the adjoining roof recently. This is to match for visual reasons and not for historical reasons.

 

While this would not be the preferred material and finish for heritage reasons, the logic of continuing the theme is appreciated and will be acceptable for the single roof to the verandah across the three modules forming the building.

 

Colour Scheme in Dulux Traditional colours or equal

 

·      Deep bronze Green agreed for the timber verandah

·      Pale Stone for the verandah brackets

·      Pale stone for the walls above the verandah

·      No paint to window frames as these are Monel – nickel alloy – use metal cleaner only on these

·      Lower projecting moulding below glass on solid base to be Pale stone with the base to be Deep bronze Green

 

 

David did not provide any additional information on the history of the shop.

This may be as there is none available but i would repeat my request that a search be carried out locally to seek out any photos which show the premises.

8.0        Annual Heritage Strategy checklist

 

1

Heritage Committee

Advice to Council

1

7

 

 

 

Consultant Directory

 

 

 

 

 

Services & trades Directory

 

 

 

2

Heritage Study

Aboriginal Study

 

 

 

 

 

Statements of significance

 

 

 

3

Heritage Advice

Site visits

 

19

 

 

 

Heritage advice

4

27

 

 

 

Urban design advice

 

3

 

 

 

Pre-DA advice

2

2

 

 

 

Advice on DA's

 

2

 

4

Pro-active Management

Heritage DCP

 

 

 

 

 

Urban design DCP

 

 

 

 

 

DA fee relief

 

 

 

 

 

Flexible Planning & building

 

 

 

5

Local Heritage Fund

Funded projects

2

7

 

 

 

Project value

 

1

 

 

 

Heritage fund value

 

2

 

 

 

Owner contribution

2

4

 

 

 

Tourism projects

1

3

 

6

Main Street

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Study

1

1

 

 

 

Implementation

 

1

 

 

 

Expanded main street

 

 

 

7

Education & promotion

Brochures, web, plaques, panels

 

3

 

 

 

Events

 

 

 

 

 

Tourism strategy

 

 

 

 

 

Trails

 

 

 

 

 

Training

 

1

 

8

Council assets

Asset management plans

 

 

 

 

 

CMP and CMS

 

 

 

 

 

Works budgets

1

3

 

9

Sustainability

Adaptive re-use

 

 

 

 

 

Restoration

 

1

 

 

 

Reinstatement

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape

 

3

 

 

 

Water

 

 

 

 

David Scobie       RAIA


Item 2 Environmental Services and Sustainability Committee Meeting 4 March 2014

Item 2 - Annexure 1

 

 

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NSW 2063                                                                                     

                                                                                      

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RE: Cabonne Shire Council – Heritage Advisor Visit – February 2014

 

Invoice for provision of Services as per Terms & Conditions

 

Heritage Advisory Service

 

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