Overshadowing, loss of privacy, congestion argued against Woniora Road development | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

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Development Application No 191/2015

Description: Construction of a mixed use development comprising two buildings of 18 and 11 stories containing a community space, two commercial tenancies and 384 residential units over a six level basement carpark which incorporates 79 public car spaces. Read the rest of this entry »

Update from Kogarah City Council: 14 October 2015 – Current status of the New City Plan

Update: 14 October 2015 - Final Council report and the Pecuniary Interests Bill | A New Plan for ourUPDATE – October 14, 2015:  
Here is the link to Kogarah City Council’s announcement upon their New City Plan website; or read it all here:

Update: 14 October 2015 – Final Council report and the Pecuniary Interests Bill

Thank you to all that attended the New City Plan Public Forum on 31 August 2015, particularly to those that made representations at that meeting.

Currently, officers are awaiting the outcome of the Local Government Amendment (Pecuniary Interests) Bill 2015 before a report will be finalised and presented to Council for consideration of the New City Plan. That amendment proposes to revise provisions relating to councillors being present and taking part in meetings on planning matters in which they have a pecuniary interest and will be considered by NSW Parliament. Comments and representations made at the Public Forum will be incorporated into the final Council report.

– Kogarah City Council

Mayor Stephen Agius inherits New City Plan | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Mayor Stephen Agius inherits New City Plan at Kogarah | St George & Sutherland Shire LeaderARTICLE – October 1, 2015:
St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Mayor Stephen Agius inherits New City Plan
By Maria Galinovic.
(Link to the Leader’s online copy of the article)


Back as a team: New Kogarah mayor Stephen Agius and deputy mayor Annie Tang.

STEPHEN Agius’ term as the mayor of Kogarah is likely to be marked by several major challenges.

Cr Agius, elected on Monday night with Annie Tang as deputy, will deal with the result of the state government’s Fit For the Future initiative and with the next step of the council’s New City Plan, a proposed LEP change designed to meet future housing needs which has sparked much public anger.

And then there is the usual work of the council to oversee.

In all circumstances Cr Agius said he will ‘‘continue working with the community to get the best outcomes for Kogarah’’.

He expected there could be some changes to the contentious New City Plan if and when councillors had a chance to discuss it.

At present the plan is in limbo after most councillors declared a pecuniary interest and thus were unable to vote on it.

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