Kogarah City Council’s FINAL REPORT

The following reports were made publicly available upon Kogarah City Council’s New City Plan website from 5:00pm, Monday, 21 March 2016:


Folder: Extraordinary Council Meeting 4 April 2016 Reports and Annexures
(To view this information on Kogarah City Council’s New City Plan
website, click here)


File Report 1: Extraordinary_Council_Meeting_Report_-NCP_04042016

Extraordinary Council Meeting 4 April 2016

Council Report on Amendment No. 2 of Kogarah LEP 2012

Planning Proposal for the New City Plan
(Kogarah Local Government Area – main section – excluding the area within the Kogarah Town Centre zoned B4 – Mixed Use)

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File Report 2:Extraordinary_Council_Meeting_Report_-NCP_Kogarah_Town_Centre_04042016

Extraordinary Council Meeting 4 April 2016

Council Report on Amendment No. 2 of Kogarah LEP 2012

Planning Proposal for the New City Plan
(Kogarah Town Centre zoned B4 – Mixed Use)

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Update from Kogarah City Council: 16 March 2016 – Extraordinary Council Meeting on Monday 4 April 2016

Update: Extraordinary Council Meeting on Monday 4 April 2016 | A New Plan for our City | Kogarah NewUPDATE – March 16, 2015:
Here is the link to Kogarah City Council’s announcement upon their New City Plan website; or read it all here:

Update: Extraordinary Council Meeting on Monday 4 April 2016

An Extraordinary Council Meeting is to be held on Monday 4 April 2016 at the Venus Reception Centre, 20 Belgrave Street, Kogarah, commencing at 7.00pm to consider the New City Plan.

Council officers have prepared a report that reviews all the issues that have been raised in submissions regarding the New City Plan, including those matters raised at the Public Forum held on 31 August 2015, and includes a final summation by officers on all aspects of the exhibited planning proposal. That report and supporting documents will be available from 5.00pm Monday 21 March 2016 at:

  • Council’s web site – www.kogarah.nsw.gov.au (external link), or
  • Kogarah City Council Customer Service Centre
    2 Belgrave Street, Kogarah between 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Should you wish to address Council at this meeting it is essential that you register your intention to speak by 4:00pm on Thursday 31 March 2016 by phoning the Customer Service Centre on 9330 9400.

If you previously addressed Council on this matter at the Public Forum held on 31 August 2015 any further comments should be restricted to issues not raised at that Forum.

If you do register to speak please confirm your attendance prior to the commencement of the meeting with the officer at the front desk from 6.15pm.

– Kogarah City Council 


Update from Kogarah City Council: 10 March 2016 – Current status of the New City Plan

Update: 10 March 2016 - Current status of the New City Plan | A New Plan for our City | Kogarah NewUPDATE – March 10, 2016:
Here is the link to Kogarah City Council’s announcement upon their New City Plan website; or read it all here:

Update: 10 March 2016 – Current status of the New City Plan

Consideration of the New City Plan (NCP) has been delayed since the Public Forum held on 31 August 2015 due to unforeseen circumstances that have impacted on Council’s ability to consider the matter.

Amendments were introduced to the legislative provisions regarding Special Disclosures of Pecuniary Interest and the capacity for Councillors to vote on such matters. Accordingly, progress of the plan was delayed until such time as those amendments were resolved.

These amendments appear to have had an impact on the ability for Council to form a quorum to consider the NCP as a plan that applies to the whole of the Kogarah local government area. The Office of Local Government has advised Council to give consideration to breaking the NCP into geographically separate elements with a view to achieving a quorum of Councillors for those specific components. Council officers are currently exploring such options.

Council also sought clarification from the Office of Local Government on the ability to continue consideration of the NCP. In a recent response, the Office of Local Government raised no objection to Council considering the NCP during the merger proposal period.

It is anticipated that a final report on the NCP will be presented to Council in April. This information will be updated if there is any change to this position.

– Kogarah City Council


Hurstville residents claim a win over the redevelopment of the former Australian Tax Office building | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader


Record of deferral, Sydney East Joint Regional Planning Panel, meeting held at Christie Conference Centre, on Thursday 25 February 2016 at 10:30 am. (Download PDF here)
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JRPP Hearing: 12-22 Woniora Road, Hurstville

NOTICE – 15 February 2016:
Notice of Regional Panel Meeting
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Update from Kogarah City Council: 11 February 2016 – Current status of the New City Plan

Update: 11 February 2016 - Current status of the New City Plan | A New Plan for our City | Kogarah NUPDATE – February 11, 2016:  
Here is the link to Kogarah City Council’s announcement upon their New City Plan website; or read it all here:

Update: 11 February 2016 – Current status of the New City Plan
The New City Plan is still in draft form and the final report has not yet been presented to Council for consideration.

As you may be aware, a proposed merger between Kogarah City Council and Hurstville City Council is being considered as part of the ‘Fit for the Future’ Local Government reform process. During this merger proposal period, Council must operate in ‘caretaker mode’. Council officers are awaiting clarification from the Office of Local Government regarding Council’s ability to proceed with the New City Plan during this period.

Following this clarification, a report will be presented to Council for consideration of the New City Plan.

– Kogarah City Council


High-rise objection to former Australian Taxation Office site | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader


UPDATE – Jan18.1.2016uary 12, 2016:
The United Kogarah City Residents Association Inc. forwarded its submission made to Kogarah City Council objecting to this development, to the NSW Planning Minister and the Secretary of NSW Department of Planning and Environment.  This is the reply received from Mr Marcus Ray – Deputy Secretary, Planning Services:

Letter received from NSW Department of Planning and Environment, January 12, 2016 (PDF)
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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)

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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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