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Local Representation Advisory Committee Leichhardt

2 August 2016

 

Item No:         LL0816 Item 10

Subject:         Open Space and Recreation Developer Contributions Plan Interim Update (2016)   

File Ref:         16/6014/85888.16         

Prepared By: Gill Dawson – Manager Environment and Urban Planning, Leichhardt   

Authorised By: Phil Sarin – Director Planning and Environment

 

SUMMARY

Council, at its meetings of 26 April 2016 and 3 May 2016, resolved (C194/16, C222/16E, C223/16E, C224/16E & C225/16E) to exhibit a revised Works Schedule in relation to the Open Space and Recreation Developer Contributions Plan (2005). The draft Open Space and Recreation Developer Contributions Plan Interim Update (2016) was placed on public exhibition from 10 May 2016 to 28 June 2016. Two submissions were received in relation to the draft update. This is an interim report to advise the matter will be reported to the September 2016 Local Representation Advisory Committee (LRAC) meeting.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the report be noted

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

Section 94 contributions, under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, are monetary contributions levied by councils where it can be demonstrated that the development will, or is likely to, require the provision of and/or increase the demand for public amenities and public services within the area.

The former Leichhardt Council has three S94 Contributions Plans:

·    Open Space and Recreation Developer Contributions Plan (2005)

·    Community Facilities and Services Developer Contributions Plan (2005)

·    Transport and Access Developer Contribution Plan (1999)

These plans are now more than 10 years old.  Council has commenced work on a comprehensive review to identify infrastructure requirements for the local government area to 2037, based on current provision of infrastructure, benchmarks and projected development.

In the interim, the former Leichhardt Council proposed an update to the works program within the Open Space and Recreation Developer Contributions Plan (2005). The purpose of the Interim Update Plan (2016) was to:

§  Remove projects that have or will be completed within the 2015/2016 financial year.

§  Identify specific park improvement projects.

§  Identify projects under Park’s Plans of Management for the 2016/2017 financial year.

§  Amend costings to reflect 2016 valuations.

§  Ensure that the works program for S94 aligns with Council’s budget, Capital Expenditure Plan and Community Strategic Plan.

The draft Interim Update Plan (2016) was placed on public exhibition 10 May 2016 to 28 June 2016 and two submissions were received. These submissions are being reviewed and due diligence being undertaken. The draft Open Space and Recreation Developer Contributions Plan Interim Update (2016) will be reported to the September 2016 LRAC meeting.

 

It is noted that the following projects are included in the 2016/17 budget.

 

Project

S94 funded

 

Council /grant funded

Mort Bay Park POM works

100,000

 

Leichhardt Park landscaping and regeneration

100,000

 

Birchgrove park accessible ramp

60,000

 

Balmain High Foreshore link

60,000

 

Whites Creek BBQ facility

31,500

 

Leichhardt Oval Hill Area

275,085

336,215

Leichhardt Oval Northern Amenities upgrade

285,165

348,535

Leichhardt Number 2 Amenities Upgrade

135,000

165,000

Paringa Reserve – purchase ROW

320,000

 

Paringa Reserve - embellishment

24,070

32,230

Broderick St walkway

11,000

 

Historical Markers & Interpretive signage

10,000

 

TOTAL

1,411,820

881,980

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil.

 

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Nil

 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Two submissions were received and will be reported to the September 2016 LRAC.

 

 

CONCLUSION

Nil.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.