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Text of Banyule Council Meeting Agenda 3 February 2014

  • Ordinary Meeting of Council

    Council Chambers, Service Centre

    275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

    3 February 2014 commencing at 7.45

    Following the public forum commencing at approximately 7.30pm and may be extended to 8pm if necessary.

    AGENDA

    The Mayors Acknowledgement of the Wurundjeri People Our Meeting is being held on the traditional lands (country) of the Wurundjeri people and I wish to acknowledge them as the traditional owners and pay my respects to their Elders.

    Apologies and Leave of Absence

    Confirmation of Minutes Ordinary Meeting of Council held 16 December 2013

    Disclosure of Interests

    1. Petitions

    Nil

    REPORTS:

    2. People Community Strengthening and Support

    Nil

    3. Planet Environmental Sustainability

    Nil

    4. Place Sustainable Amenity and Built Environment

    4.1 Plenty Road Precinct Development Opportunities ................................................... 3

    4.2 Greensborough Principal Activity Centre Review of Heights and Setback Requirements ............................................................................................ 7

    4.3 Multi Unit Development at 19 Magnolia Road, Ivanhoe ......................................... 12

  • AGENDA (Contd)

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 3 February 2014 Page 2

    4.4 Notice of Intention to Sell Land: 33-35 Elwers Street Watsonia North 1-3 McKenzie Court Greensborough 3 Sommerleigh Crescent Greeensborough ........................................................... 25

    4.5 Notice of Intention to Sell Land: 52 Haig Street Heidleberg Heights ........................................................................ 33

    5. Participation Community Involvement in Community Life

    Nil

    6. Performance - Use Our Resources Wisely

    6.1 Assembly of Councillors ........................................................................................ 39

    7. Sealing of Documents

    7.1 Sealing of Documents .......................................................................................... 41

    8. Notices of Motion

    8.1 Accessibility and Amenity of Watsonia Station for People with Disabilities ............................................................................................................ 43

    8.2 Emergency Markers - Darebin Creek Trail ............................................................ 44

    8.3 Australian Made Campaign ................................................................................... 45

    8.4 Live Streaming of Council Meetings ...................................................................... 46

    8.5 Half Masting of Flag at the Municipal Offices, Town Hall Ivanhoe ......................... 47

    9. General Business

    10. Urgent Business

    Closure of Meeting to the Public That in accordance with Section 89(2) of the Local Government Act 1989, Council close the Meeting to members of the public and adjourn for five minutes to allow the public to leave the Chamber prior to considering the following confidential matters.

    11. Confidential Matters

    11.1 contractual matters

    11.2 contractual matters

    11.3 contractual matters

    Matters Discussed in Camera That all confidential matters and reports related to the above items remain confidential unless otherwise specified.

    Closure of Meeting

  • 4.1

    Place Sustainable Amenity and Built Environment

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 3 February 2014 Page 3

    4.1 PLENTY ROAD PRECINCT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Author: David Cox - Strategic Planning Co-ordinator, City Development

    Ward: Grimshaw

    File: F2013/1365

    Previous Items Council on 21 October 2013 (Item 8.1 - Plenty Road Precinct)

    SUMMARY

    To describe the investigation that has been done to consider residential development for properties near Plenty Road, between Grimshaw Street and the municipal boundary near LaTrobe University, and recommend that further progress can be made by Councils C100 proposal to introduce the Victorian Governments new residential zones.

    OFFICER DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

    Section 80C of the Local Government Act 1989 requires members of Council staff, and persons engaged under contract to provide advice to Council, to disclose any direct or indirect interest in a matter to which the advice relates. Council officers involved in the preparation of this report have no conflict of interest in this matter.

    CITY PLAN

    This report is in line with Councils City Plan key direction to maintain and improve Banyule as a great place to live.

    BACKGROUND

    At its meeting on 21 October 2013 it was resolved (CO2013/376), that Council:

    1. Investigates greater density development outcomes for residential properties abutting and in the vicinity of Plenty Road in Bundoora, between Grimshaw Street and to the edge of the City of Banyule close to LaTrobe University.

    2. Organises a meeting with the Ward Councillor, the Mayor, officers and residents

    and property owners of this locality to discuss ways of ensuring better development outcomes for the area.

    Councils strategic direction for residential development near Plenty Road emerged in 2010, when the planning scheme was improved with a Residential Areas Framework at Clause 21.06 of the Municipal Strategic Statement. This happened after Council adopted its 2009 Housing Strategy, to support varying degrees of housing change across the City. Then in 2012 Council adopted a new Neighbourhood Character Strategy. This happened after further investigation was done to identify Accessible Areas for housing growth. These areas include properties within proximity to major public transport corridors, such as Plenty Road.

  • 4.1

    Place Sustainable Amenity and Built Environment

    PLENTY ROAD PRECINCT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES contd

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 3 February 2014 Page 4

    Investigation for Plenty Road continued into 2013, when guidelines for development went into a new planning scheme policy at Clause 22.02. These guidelines see properties along Plenty Road in an Accessible Area, where more housing growth is preferred. In such areas development may have greater site coverage for new buildings, if coupled with planting and space for trees. On 18 November 2013 Council adopted its new zone mapping, to support the preparation of a planning scheme amendment for introducing the new residential zones. This resolution (CO2013/388) has positioning Council to more clearly achieve its Residential Areas Framework for housing growth, before the Government removes the existing Residential 1 Zone (R1Z) on the 1 July 2014.

    C100 NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES PROPOSAL - PLENTY ROAD PRECINCT

    On the 8 January 2014 Banyules proposal for new zones, known as Amendment C100, was sent to the Victorian Government. This proposal applies the General Residential Zone (GRZ) in Bundoora, replacing the existing R1Z. The C100 mapping for the GRZ, translates Accessible Areas into locations for different scheduled requirements. Separate schedules provide a more effective mechanism to translate and describe important requirements for residential development. The following map is an extract from Councils C100 proposal. It shows the mapping location for the separate GRZ schedules around the Plenty Road Precinct.

    Figure 1: C100 Mapping for Bundoora, showing the Plenty Road Precinct.

  • 4.1

    Place Sustainable Amenity and Built Environment

    PLENTY ROAD PRECINCT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES contd

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 3 February 2014 Page 5

    The C100 mapping shows that a separate GRZ1 schedule can be applied to properties along and near Plenty Road, to reflect the location of an Accessible Area for more housing growth. In the:

    GRZ1 area, which includes the Plenty Road Precinct, there is flexibility for the design of residential development - including greater site coverage and heights to 10m. This flexibility anticipates that a medium-density residential proposal will fulfill the Victorian Governments mandatory ResCode requirements, as well as Councils requirement for tree planting in front gardens. Proposals also need to consider the Clause 22.02 policy guidelines as well.

    GRZ2 area, which is further away from Plenty Road, Councils requirement for tree planting in front gardens and restricting site coverage to 40% would exist. These requirements would work alongside ResCode as well. Proposals also need to consider the Clause 22.02 policy guidelines. This includes a wider suite of tree siting and landscaping guidelines.

    More information about the proposed planning scheme differences between GRZ1 and GRZ2 are shown in Attachment 1. The complete C100 details and mapping is available from Councils website, from: http://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Services/Planning/New-Residential-Zones-for-the-Planning-Scheme. This approach means that there will be greater potential for medium-density residential development in the Plenty Road Precinct, in GRZ1, in comparison to other parts of Bundoora where GRZ2 will apply.

    HUMAN RIGHTS CHARTER

    In developing this report, the subject matter has been considered to determine if it raises any human rights issues. In particular, whether the scope of any human right established by the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities is in any way limited, restricted or interfered with by the recommendations contained in this report. It is considered that the subject matter does not raise any human rights issues.

    PUBLIC CONSULTATION

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