Hundreds turn out for Kogarah city plan vote

ARTICLE – April 4, 2016:  St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
Click here for The Leaders’s article online!

Hundreds turn out for Kogarah city plan vote By Kahlia Bechert

r0_305_3264_2140_w1200_h678_fmaxCommunity fight: Hundreds of people packed the Venus Reception Centre to hear the final vote on the new Kogarah city plan. Picture: Kahlia Beichert

Residents said it was a decision that would be the lasting legacy of Kogarah Council.

And despite resident opposition the council adopted the new city plan with some amendments at an extraordinary council meeting on Monday night. Read the rest of this entry »


Kogarah Council is rezoning Blakehurst & waterfronts – check the list!

Kogarah City Council’s EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING – Monday 4 April 2016
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Kogarah Council is rezoning Hurstville & South Hurstville – check the list!

Kogarah City Council’s EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING – Monday 4 April 2016
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Kogarah Council is rezoning Beverley Park, Ramsgate & Sans Souci – check the list!

Kogarah City Council’s EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING – Monday 4 April 2016
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Kogarah Council’s strategy to get a vote on New City Plan

Screenshot 2016-03-26 00.39.49FRONT PAGE ARTICLE – March 23, 2016: St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
Kogarah Council’s strategy to get a vote on New City Plan  By Murray Trembath
(Link to the Leader’s online article here)

Kogarah Council proposes to divide the contentious New City Plan into two geographic areas so there are enough eligible councillors to vote.

The strategy was attacked as “a desperate measure” by the peak residents group, and an environmental lawyer said, “if they go down this path, I will go take them to court”.

An extraordinary council meeting has been called for April 4 to consider a report by council officers on feedback from residents to the New City Plan.

Residents groups believe a vote could take place as early as that night.

Under recently amended laws, councillors would be barred from voting if they have pecuniary interests other than their home in the affected area.

The council discovered so many councillors would have to refrain from voting on the overall plan there would not be a quorum.

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Kogarah Council gets ready to vote on New City Plan

ARTICLE – March 22, 2016:  St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
Kogarah Council gets ready to vote on New City Plan
By Kahlia Bechert
(Link to the Leader’s online article here)


WARNING: This online article from the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader includes an interactive Google map, which has not been completed to show the extent of the proposed rezoning throughout the Kogarah Local Government Area. For example, it does not show the Blakehurst Precinct’s waterfront rezoning, which has extensive rezoning proposed for high-rise, R3 – medium density (up to 7-storeys) before Tom Ugly’s Bridge.  Please refer to Kogarah City Council’s precinct reports for the maps for your consideration of the proposed areas for rezoning.     – UKCRA


Kogarah Council has released its report on the New City Plan ahead of an extraordinary council meeting on Monday, April 4.

Since the new city plan was given the go-ahead by the state government in late 2014 sections of the community have been up in arms, fearing that Kogarah will be over-developed and lose its character.

Following the public exhibition period from March to May last year the council received 1879 submissions comprising: 1095 proforma objections from 400 households; 375 individual letters of objection from 292 households; and 330 individual letters of support from 258 households.

The majority were concerned about residential zoning changes and density and height-of-building increases.

Late on Monday Kogarah Council released a report on the plan outlining its recommendations ahead of a council vote on April 4.

Despite strong resident opposition only minor changes were made.

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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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Extraordinary_Council_Meeting_Report_-NCP_04042016


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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Extraordinary_Council_Meeting_Report_-NCP_Kogarah_Town_Centre_04042016
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