MINUTES Planning and Engineering Services Committee Meeting - Held on Monday 18 November 2019 at 4:00pm City of Rockingham Boardroom

 
MINUTES Planning and Engineering Services Committee Meeting - Held on Monday 18 November 2019 at 4:00pm City of Rockingham Boardroom
MINUTES
Planning and Engineering Services
Committee Meeting
Held on Monday 18 November 2019 at 4:00pm
City of Rockingham Boardroom
MINUTES Planning and Engineering Services Committee Meeting - Held on Monday 18 November 2019 at 4:00pm City of Rockingham Boardroom
Planning and Engineering Services Committee Minutes
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                  City of Rockingham
     Planning and Engineering Services Committee
                   Meeting Minutes
              Monday 18 November 2019
                                        CONTENTS
1.     Declaration of Opening                                                            4

2.     Record of Attendance/Apologies/Approved Leave of Absence                          4

3.     Responses to Previous Public Questions Taken on Notice                            4

4.     Public Question Time                                                              5

5.     Confirmation of Minutes of the Previous Meeting                                   6

6.     Matters Arising from the Previous Minutes                                         6

7.     Announcement by the Presiding Person without Discussion                           6

8.     Declaration of Member’s and Officer’s Interest                                    6

9.     Petitions/Deputations/Presentations/Submissions                                   6

10.    Matters for which the Meeting may be Closed                                       6

11.    Bulletin Items                                                                    6
       Planning and Development Services Information Bulletin - November 2019            6
       Engineering and Parks Services Information Bulletin - November 2019               6
12.    Agenda Items - Planning and Engineering Services Committee

       Planning and Development Services                                                12
       PD-068/19 Draft Sustainability Strategy                                          12
       PD-069/19 Draft Lake Richmond Management Plan                                    16
       PD-070/19 Final Approval - Scheme Amendment No.175 - Rezoning from 'Rural' to
                 'Special Rural'                                                        20
       PD-071/19 Joint Development Assessment Panel Application - Child Care Premises
                 Lot 726 (No.591) and Lot 107 (No.577) Eighty Road, Baldivis            32
       PD-072/19 Proposed Road Closure - Portion of Charles Street, East Rockingham
                 (Final Support)                                                        81
       Engineering and Parks Services                                                   92
       EP-023/19 WALGA Quote Q19/20-13 – Supply of Three New Tandem Axle Side
                 Loading Refuse Trucks                                                  92
       EP-024/19 Tender T18/19-83 - Supply of Electricity at Contestable Energy Sites   95
13.    Reports of Councillors                                                           98

14.    Addendum Agenda                                                                  98

15.    Motions of which Previous Notice has been given                                  98

16.    Notices of Motion for Consideration at the Following Meeting                     98

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17.    Urgent Business Approved by the Person Presiding or by Decision of the   98
       Committee

18.    Matters Behind Closed Doors                                              98

19.    Date and Time of Next Meeting                                            98

20.    Closure                                                                  98

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               City of Rockingham
  Planning and Engineering Services Committee
                Meeting Minutes
 Monday 18 November 2019 - Council Boardroom
1.     Declaration of Opening
       The Chairperson declared the Planning and Engineering Services Committee Meeting open
       at 4:00pm, welcomed all present, and referred to the Acknowledgement of Country.

2.     Record of Attendance/Apologies/Approved Leave of Absence
       2.1     Councillors
               Cr Mark Jones                       Chairperson
               Cr Hayley Edwards
               Cr Matthew Whitfield
               Cr Lorna Buchan
               Cr Deb Hamblin (Deputy Mayor)
               Cr Joy Stewart                      (Observer)

       2.2     Executive
               Mr John Pearson                     A/Chief Executive Officer
               Mr Bob Jeans                        Director Planning and Development Services
               Mr Peter Doherty                    Director Legal Services and General Counsel
               Mr Sam Assaad                       Director Engineering and Parks Services
               Mr Peter Ricci                      Manager Major Planning Projects
               Mr Brett Ashby                      Manager Strategic Planning and Environment
               Ms Natalie Watkinson                Senior Landscape Architect
               Mr Mike Ross                        Manager Statutory Planning
               Mr Rod Fielding                     Manager Health and Building Services
               Mr David Caporn                     Manager Compliance and Emergency Liaison
               Mr Ian Daniels                      Manager Infrastructure Project Delivery
               Mr Manoj Barua                      Manager Engineering Services
               Mr Kelton Hincks                    Manager Asset Services
               Mr Adam Johnston                    Manager Parks Services
               Mr Peter Varris                     Manager Governance and Councillor Support
               Mr Peter Le                         Senior Legal and Councillor Liaison Officer
               Ms Melinda Wellburn                 EA to Director Planning and Development
                                                   Services

       2.3     Members of the Gallery:             4

       2.4     Apologies:                          Nil

       2.5     Approved Leave of Absence:          Nil

3.     Responses to Previous Public Questions Taken on Notice
       Nil

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4.     Public Question Time
       4:02pm    The Chairperson opened Public Question Time and invited members of the
                 Public Gallery to ask questions. The Chairperson noted that this was the
                 only opportunity in the meeting for the public to ask questions.

       4.1       Mr Peter Green, Hillman - Kwinana Nickel Refinery/Cockburn Sound

                 The Chairperson invited Mr Green to present his questions to the Planning and
                 Engineering Services Committee. Mr Green asked the following questions:
                 1.     Is the City in possession of the Mandatory Auditors Report and Site
                        Management Plan in accordance with ‘A CLASSIFICATION OF A
                        KNOWN OR SUSPECTED SITE GIVEN UNDER SECTION 15 OF THE
                        CONTAMINATED SITES ACT 2003?’
                 2.     Are any other sites affected by the source site, if so, how many and what
                        area do they cover?
                 3.     Does the contamination enter Cockburn Sound?
                 4.     Does the Contamination        exceed   any Environmental       Criteria   or
                        Guidelines?
                 The Chairperson advised that the questions will be taken on notice.

       4.2       Mr James Mumme, Shoalwater - Draft Lake Richmond Management Plan

                 The Chairperson invited Mr Mumme to present his questions to the Planning and
                 Engineering Services Committee. Mr Mumme asked the following questions:
                 (Preamble to questions) I am pleased that the draft Management Plan for Lake
                 Richmond has been completed and that it is based on an 18 month study of the
                 health of the thrombolites by microbiolite expert Dr Ryan Vogwill. I look forward
                 particularly to actions relating to weed management.
                 1.     How much of the budgeted $81,250 has been allotted for this study?
                 The Chairperson advised that the question will be taken on notice.
                 2.     Since only $1200 has been spent and the finishing date is this month,
                        has Dr Vogwill been paid for his study which was completed in February?
                 The Chairperson advised that the question will be taken on notice.
                 3.     May a copy of the study be obtained now?
                 Mr Bob Jeans, Director Planning and Development Services advised that the link
                 to the document would be sent through to Mr Mumme.
                 4.     Where exactly is the Draft Management Plan on the PESC Agenda or
                        Bulletin?
                 The Chairperson advised that the document is an attachment to the Agenda and
                 can be accessed through the City's website via the link which will be provided by
                 Planning and Development Services.
                 5.     In August members of Friends of Point Peron and the Urban Bushland
                        Council and the Wetlands Association met with DWER staff to discuss
                        the proposed duplication of the Water Corporation sewer pipeline. Two
                        major focuses of that meeting were weeds and hydrology. Water
                        Corporation stated that the existing pipeline had not had a negative
                        impact on the thromtolites or the water table, without presenting any
                        evidence for this claim. Dr Vic Semeniuk made a presentation regarding
                        the longterm risks to thrombolites from interruption of groundwater
                        transport. Dr Semeniuk's argument was that the pipeline should not be
                        built so close to Lake Richmond. DWER in the end decided to approve
                        the pipeline going alongside the existing one.

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                        Will Council ensure that Dr Semeniuk is sent a copy of the DMP and is
                        invited to contribute his world-class expertise in hydrology in situations
                        like Lake Richmond?
                 Mr Bob Jeans, Director Planning and Development Services advised that the
                 City would share the link to the document with Dr Semeniuk.

       4.3       Mr Elton Swartz, Business News and Mr Alessandro Stagno, Planning
                 Solutions - PD-071/19 - Joint Development Assessment Panel Application -
                 Child Care Premises Lot 726 (No.591) and Lot 107 (No.577) Eighty Road,
                 Baldivis

                 The Chairperson invited Mr Swartz and Mr Stagno to present their questions to
                 the Planning and Engineering Services Committee. Mr Swartz raised questions
                 in relation to Conditions 5 and 6 on the Alternative Motion and advised that he
                 and Mr Stagno had made themselves available to the Committee to answer any
                 questions it may have with respect to the application.
                 The Chairperson advised that the Committee may have questions during
                 discussion on the item and would invite Mr Swartz and Mr Stagno to answer
                 such questions at that stage, subject to the suspension of Standing Orders.

       4:16pm    There being no further questions the Chairperson closed Public Question
                 Time.

5.     Confirmation of Minutes of the Previous Meeting
       Moved Cr Hamblin, seconded Cr Whitfield

       That Committee CONFIRMS the Minutes of the Planning and Engineering Services
       Committee Meeting held on 22 October 2019, as a true and accurate record.
                                                                Committee Voting (Carried) – 5/0

6.     Matters Arising from the Previous Minutes
       Nil

7.     Announcement by the Presiding Person without Discussion
       4:17pm    The Chairperson announced to all present that decisions made at Committees of
                 Council are recommendations only and may be adopted in full, amended or
                 deferred when presented for consideration at the next Council meeting.

8.     Declarations of Members and Officers Interests
       4:17pm    The Chairperson asked if there were any interests to declare.
                 There were none.

9.     Petitions/Deputations/Presentations/Submissions
       Nil

10.    Matters for which the Meeting may be Closed
       Nil

11.    Bulletin Items
       Planning and Development Services Information Bulletin – November 2019
       Health Services
       1.    Health Services Team Overview

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       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
             3.1 FoodSafe
             3.2 Industrial and Commercial Waste Monitoring
             3.3 Mosquito Control Program
             3.4 Environmental Waters Sampling
             3.5 Food Sampling
       4.    Information Items
             4.1 Food Recalls
             4.2 Food Premises Inspections
             4.3 Public Building Inspections
             4.4 Outdoor Event Approvals
             4.5 Permit Approvals
             4.6 Complaint - Information
             4.7 Noise Complaints – Detailed Information
             4.8 Health Approvals
             4.9 Septic Tank Applications
             4.10 Demolitions
             4.11 Swimming Pool and Drinking Water Samples
             4.12 Rabbit Processing
             4.13 Hairdressing and Skin Penetration Premises
       Building Services
       1.    Building Services Team Overview
       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
       4.    Information Items
             4.1 Monthly Building Permit Approvals - (All Building Types)
             4.2 Other Permits
             4.3 Monthly Caravan Park Site Approvals
       Compliance and Emergency Liaison
       1.    Compliance and Emergency Liaison Team Overview
       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
             3.1 Refurbishment of the New Compliance Services Building
       4.    Information Items
             4.1 Ranger Services Action Reports
             4.2 Pet Registration Drive Project
             4.3 Building and Development Compliance
             4.4 Land Use - Planning Enforcement
             4.5 Emergency Management and Fire Prevention
             4.6 CRM - October 2019
             4.7 Fire Management Plans
             4.8 Fire Control Notice
             4.9 Firebreak Inspections
             4.10 Fire and Rescue Service Urban Bushland Plans
             4.11 SmartWatch Key Result Areas
       Strategic Planning and Environment
       1.    Strategic Planning and Environment Team Overview
       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
             3.1 Local Planning Strategy (LUP/1352)
             3.2 Tamworth Hill Swamp Management Plan

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             3.3 Lake Richmond Management Plan Review - Stage 2
             3.4 Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaption Plan – Stage 2
             3.5 Bushland Management Plan
             3.6 Karnup District Structure Plan
       4.    Information Items
             4.1 Design WA Stage 2 – Precinct Planning
             4.2 Notification of Structure Plan Advertised Under Delegated Authority
       Land and Development Infrastructure
       1.    Land and Development Infrastructure Team Overview
       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
             3.1 Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) - Feasibility Study
       4.    Information Items
             4.1 Structure Plan Approval Referrals
             4.2 Subdivision Approval Referrals
             4.3 Urban Water Management Referrals
             4.4 Traffic Report Referrals
             4.5 Delegated Land and Development Infrastructure Assets Approvals
             4.6 Handover of Subdivisional Roads
             4.7 Development Application Referrals
             4.8 Delegated Subdivision Engineering and Public Open Space Practical
                   Completions
             4.9 Delegated Authority to Approve the Release of Bonds for Private Subdivisional
                   Works
       Statutory Planning
       1.    Statutory Planning Team Overview
       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
             3.1 Heritage Strategy
             3.2 Pedestrian Access Way Strategy Review
       4.    Information Items
             4.1 Land Use - Planning Enforcement
             4.2 Subdivision/Development Approval and Refusals by the WAPC
             4.3 Notifications and Gazettals
             4.4 Subdivision Clearances
             4.5 Subdivision Survey Approvals
             4.6 Subdivision Lot Production
             4.7 Delegated Development Approvals
             4.8 Delegated Development Refusals
             4.9 Delegated Building Envelope Variations
             4.10 Subdivision/Amalgamation Approved
             4.11 Strata Plans
             4.12 Subdivision/Amalgamation Refused
             4.13 Point Peron Rehabilitation Committee Update
       Planning and Development Directorate
       1.    Planning and Development Directorate Team Overview
       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
             3.1 Rockingham Primary Centre, Centre Plan Implementation (LUP/137-08)
             3.2 Northern Smart Village Sector - Masterplan, Development Policy Plan and
                   Proposed Amendment No’s 161 and 162 to Town Planning Scheme No.2

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             3.3  Leeuwin Sector - Masterplan, Development Policy Plan and Amendment to
                  Town Planning Scheme No.2
            3.4 Northern Gateway Sector - Masterplan, Development Policy Plan and
                  Amendment to Town Planning Scheme No.2
            3.5 Improvements to City Square and Civic Plaza (LUP/1933)
            3.6 Design Review Panel (LUP/2094)
            3.7 Safety Bay/Shoalwater Foreshore Master Plan
       4.   Information Items
            4.1 Joint Development Assessment Panel Applications Updates
       Advisory Committee Minutes

Committee Recommendation
Moved Cr Whitfield, seconded Cr Buchan:
That Councillors acknowledge having read the Planning Services Information Bulletin – November
2019 and the content be accepted.
                                                               Committee Voting (Carried) – 5/0

       Engineering and Parks Services Information Bulletin – November 2019
       Engineering and Parks Services Directorate
       1.    Engineering and Parks Services Directorate Team Overview
       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
       4.    Information Items
             4.1 Bushfire Risk
       Asset Services
       1.    Asset Services Team Overview
       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
             3.1 Drainage Condition Audit
             3.2 Reserve Electrical Asset Mapping
       4.    Information Items
             4.1 Asset Maintenance Team
             4.2 Asset Maintenance - Buildings
             4.3 Asset Maintenance – Reserves
             4.4 Strategic Asset Management
       Infrastructure Project Delivery
       1.    Infrastructure Project Delivery Team Overview
       2.    Human Resource Update
       3.    Project Status Reports
       4.    Information Items
             4.1 Arpenteur Drive, Baldivis & Blackburn Drive, Port Kennedy – Lighting
                    replacements
             4.2 Arpenteur Reserve, Baldivis - Replacement of existing timber picket fence with
                    new P.V.C picket fence
             4.3 Aqua Jetty – 25m & 50m Pool Refurbishment
             4.4 Aqua Jetty – Monolith sign
             4.5 Aqua Jetty – Replacing car park lighting
             4.6 Aqua Jetty – Water slide tower replacement
             4.7 Autumn Centre Kitchen Equipment Replacement, Rockingham
             4.8 Chelmsford Reserve, Port Kennedy - Replacement of Basketball courts

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            4.9 City Park, Rockingham - Replacement of fitness equipment
            4.10 Harmony Reserve, Singleton - Replacement of concrete / timber park seating
                  and the installation of additional park seating
            4.11 Laurie Stanford Reserve, Singleton - Replacement of three picnic tables
            4.12 May Street - Harrison Street, Rockingham – Florence Street on-street parking
            4.13 Mersey Point, Shoalwater – Carpark lighting replacement
            4.14 Mike Barnett Sport Complex – Replacement of Backboards
            4.15 Nottely Crescent Reserve, Secret Harbour
            4.16 Old Abattoir Roof Replacement Works, Hillman
            4.17 Palm Beach Drainage Upgrade Stage 1, Rockingham
            4.18 Parkin Street Local Area Traffic Management, Rockingham
            4.19 Photovoltaic Arrays
            4.20 Playground New and Renewal Programme 2019/2020
            4.21 Port Kennedy Community Centre Switchboard & Building Upgrades, Port
                  Kennedy
            4.22 Port Kennedy Drive (Ennis Avenue to Warnbro Sound Avenue), Port Kennedy
            4.23 Rockingham Gem Club Refurbishment Works, Rockingham
            4.24 Rockingham Tennis Club Extension Works, Rockingham
            4.25 Secret Harbour street lighting upgrade, Secret Harbour
            4.26 White Hart Lane Drainage Upgrade, Baldivis
            4.27 Veterans Reserve, Port Kennedy - Replacement of existing masonry shelters,
                  accessible picnic settings and concrete hardstand
       Parks Services
       1.   Parks Services Team Overview
       2.   Human Resource Update
       3.   Project Status Reports
       4.   Information Items
            4.1 Delegated Public Open Space Handovers
            4.2 Bungaree Drain Reserve, Rockingham – lake improvements
            4.3 Churchill Park, Rockingham – turf replacement
            4.4 Steel Tree Reserve, Baldivis - multi goals
            4.5 Larkhill Sporting Complex, Port Kennedy - grasstree relocation project
            4.6 Lake Richmond Reserve, Rockingham - revegetation planting
            4.7 Firebreak Maintenance – environmental reserves
            4.8 Warnbro Sound – Water Quality Monitoring
       Engineering Services
       1.   Engineering Services Team Overview
       2.   Human Resource Update
       3.   Project Status Reports
            3.1 High Ground Water Related Drainage Investigation
            3.2 Access Review for Woodbridge Estate, Cooloongup
       4.   Information Items
            4.1 Rockingham Future Traffic Modelling
            4.2 Delegated Authority for Temporary Thoroughfare Closure
            4.3 Delegated Authority for approval of Directional Signage
            4.4 Delegated Authority for approval of Heavy Haulage
            4.5 Authorised Traffic Management Plans for Works on City Controlled Roads
            4.6 Civil Works Program 2018/2019
            4.7 Civil Maintenance Program 2019/2020
            4.8 Road Rehabilitation & Renewal Programs 2019/2020
            4.9 Drainage Renewal Program Municipal Works 2019/2020
            4.10 Footpath Renewal Program Municipal Works 2019/2020

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            4.11 Carpark Renewal Program Municipal Works 2019/2020
            4.12 Litter and Street Sweeping Program 2019/2020
            4.13 Graffiti Program 2019/2020
            4.14 Delegated Authority for the payment of crossover subsidies
            4.15 Third Party Works within the City
            4.16 Asset Inspections
            4.17 Verge Treatment Applications
            4.18 Verge Issues
            4.19 Coastal Infrastructure
            4.20 Coastal Management
       Advisory Committee Minutes

Committee Recommendation
Moved Cr Whitfield, seconded Cr Buchan:
That Councillors acknowledge having read the Engineering and Parks Services Information Bulletin
– November 2019 and the content be accepted.
                                                                Committee Voting (Carried) – 5/0

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12.     Agenda Items

Planning and Development Services

       Planning and Development Services
  Strategic Planning and Environmental Services
Reference No & Subject:             PD-068/19          Draft Sustainability Strategy

File No:
Applicant:
Owner:
Author:                             Ms Emma Saikovski, Sustainability Officer

Other Contributors:                 Ms Natalie Elliott, Coordinator Sustainability and Environment
                                    Mr Brett Ashby, Manager Strategic Planning and Environment

Date of Committee Meeting: 18 November 2019
Previously before Council:
Disclosure of Interest:
Nature of Council’s Role in
                                    Executive
this Matter:

Site:
Lot Area:
LA Zoning:
MRS Zoning:
Attachments:                        Draft Sustainability Strategy 2019-2023

Maps/Diagrams:

Purpose of Report
To seek Council approval to advertise the draft Sustainability Strategy for public comment.

Background
The City has long supported climate sensitive behaviours and is committed to working towards a
more sustainable future. Council acknowledged the mounting implications arising from climate
change in October 2011 by resolving to sign a Climate Change Declaration prepared by WALGA,
along with 40 other local governments. In May 2018, the City became a signatory of the Climate
Council’s Cities Power Partnership, a national coalition of local governments committed to acting on
climate change.

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The City released its first Sustainability Snapshot Report in 2017, which aimed to capture collective
efforts from across the City, highlight key achievements and provide a baseline for future projects
and initiatives. Several gaps were identified from this review of existing procedures, operations and
actions, highlighting the need for an overarching Community Plan Strategy on Sustainability
(‘Sustainability Strategy’).
In October 2018, an online survey was advertised for two weeks seeking preliminary community
input to guide development of the draft Sustainability Strategy. Survey questions focused on how
the community define sustainability, the relative importance of key issues such as water, waste and
emissions, and whether the community think the City is doing enough in this space. The survey was
advertised through Rockport, Facebook and on the City’s website under Share Your Thoughts.
A total of 41 residents completed the survey, with respondents indicating that the subject matter
was of high importance, but felt that generally not enough was being done in working towards
sustainability.
In November 2018, a Councillor Engagement Session was held to introduce the key themes to be
addressed in the Strategy and gain feedback on the proposed way forward. Internal consultation
was also conducted on an ongoing basis over 2018-2019, with the following teams providing
valuable input on various matters; Land and Development Infrastructure, Community Capacity
Building, Waste Services, Engineering Services, Assets Services, Parks Services, Library Services
and Strategy and Corporate Communications.
A draft Sustainability Strategy has now been prepared, taking into account existing actions across
the City and the feedback received through the abovementioned processes.

Details
The purpose of the Sustainability Strategy is to provide a framework for working towards a healthy
and sustainable City for future generations. The strategy outlines how the City will improve its own
operations and also how it will lead, engage and collaborate with others along the way. It is driven
by five overarching objectives, listed below.
1.       Improve the City’s environmental performance and practices;
2.       Integrate sustainability into the planning and delivery of infrastructure, services, facilities and
         planning functions;
3.       Ensure the City is resilient to the impacts of climate change;
4.       Protect and enhance the local natural environment; and
5.       Support the community to adopt sustainable practices
The draft Strategy presents key issues and identifies actions according to five overarching
elements:

                                          Sustainability Strategy

     Element 1:           Element 2:                                  Element 4:            Element 5:
                                                Element 3:
     Energy and           Waste and                                   Health and           Education and
                                                   Water
     Emissions            Resources                                     Nature             Engagement

A summary of actions recommended in the draft Strategy for implementation over the next 10 years
include:
1.       Preparation of an Energy Management Plan to guide future energy upgrades in accordance
         with best practice emerging technologies and to prioritise allocation of resources.
2.       Preparation of an Emissions Reduction Plan to identify a realistic carbon reduction goal and
         implement measures to achieve this.
3.       Delivery of a real-time energy monitoring platform to enable accurate reporting, rapid
         identification of faults, and prioritisation and measurement of new energy saving initiatives.
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4.     Preparation of a Sustainable Transport Plan to build upon the State Government’s Perth
       and Peel @ 3.5 million Transport Plan. The Plan would assess demand and identify priority
       locations for the delivery of infrastructure, to create safe, active transport links between key
       locations.
5.     Prepare a local planning policy on sustainable design, building upon the requirements
       outlined in the several state planning documents, to ensure that new development
       demonstrates best practice in environmentally sustainable design, incorporating measures
       to maximise green cover and minimise energy consumption, water usage, emissions and
       waste.
6.     Develop sustainability procurement criteria for the City’s consideration, focused on waste
       minimisation (i.e. minimal packaging, opportunities for recycling/disposal) in addition to
       criteria for energy efficiency.
7.     Relevant teams to collaborate and prepare an annual calendar of sustainability related
       events, to ensure improved planning and delivery of community focused initiatives. This will
       ensure the main objectives and topics identified in the strategy are being addressed.
8.     New incentives and initiatives to continue encouraging sustainable behaviours at home,
       including energy efficiency, water management and waste minimisation. This will include
       development of a sustainability programs for local schools, and a ‘Green Award’ for local
       businesses.

Implications to Consider
a.     Consultation with the Community
       Advertising of the draft Sustainability Strategy is proposed to be undertaken for 42 days (6
       weeks), to allow for the Christmas/New Year holiday period. Community feedback during the
       consultation period will be sought by:
             Advertising the consultation period through online channels and in the local
              newspaper, with hard copies of the draft made available in the City’s libraries.
             Including an option for residents to provide feedback via an online survey
              questionnaire, should they not wish to prepare a written submission.
             Directly informing all 41 residents who completed the community survey on
              sustainability.
b.     Consultation with Government Agencies
       Nil
c.     Strategic
       Community Plan
       This item addresses the Community’s Vision for the future and specifically the following
       Aspirations and Strategic Objectives contained in the Strategic Community Plan 2019-2029:
       Aspiration 3:            Plan for Future Generations
       Strategic Objectives:    Climate Change Adaptation - Acknowledge and understand the
                                impacts of climate change, and identify actions to mitigate and
                                adapt to those impacts
                                Sustainable Waste Solutions - Incorporate new opportunities that
                                support responsible and sustainable disposal of waste
                                Alternative Energy Applications - Embrace new technology and
                                apply alternative energy solutions to City facilities and services.
                                Liveable Suburbs - Plan for attractive sustainable suburbs that
                                provide housing diversity, quality public open spaces, walkways,
                                amenities and facilities for the community.
       Aspiration 4:            Deliver Quality Leadership and Business Expertise
       Strategic Objective:     Leadership in Sustainability - Provide community education on the
                                management of waste and provide opportunities for community
                                involvement in sustainability programs.

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d.     Policy
       Nil
e.     Financial
       The cost of community consultation is estimated to be $500.
f.     Legal and Statutory
       Nil
g.     Risk
        All Council decisions are subject to risk assessment according to the City’s Risk Framework.
        Implications and comment will only be provided for the following assessed risks.
                  Customer Service / Project Management / Environment: High and Extreme Risks
                  Finance / Personal Health and Safety: Medium, High and Extreme Risks
       Nil

Comments
It is recognised that sustainability matters are multidisciplinary and require a collaborative effort
across teams and the community. When considering the potential impacts associated with climate
change, strategic direction is important to ensure the City is collaboratively working towards a more
resilient and sustainable future.
Consultation on the draft Sustainability Strategy is now required to determine if the proposed way
forward appropriately addresses key areas of concern and is reflective of community values.

Voting Requirements
Simple Majority

Officer Recommendation
That Council APPROVES the draft Sustainability Strategy for the purpose of public advertising.

Committee Recommendation
Moved Cr Whitfield, seconded Cr Hamblin:
That Council APPROVES the draft Sustainability Strategy for the purpose of public advertising.
                                                                     Committee Voting (Carried) – 5/0

The Committee’s Reason for Varying the Officer’s Recommendation
Not Applicable

Implications of the Changes to the Officer’s Recommendation
Not Applicable

Confirmed at a Planning and Engineering Services
Committee meeting held on Monday 9 December 2019
                                                                        Presiding Member
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Monday 18 November 2019
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        Planning and Development Services
   Strategic Planning and Environment Services
Reference No & Subject:             PD-069/19           Draft Lake Richmond Management Plan

File No:                            EVM/124

Applicant:
Owner:
Author:                             Ms Natalie Elliott, Coordinator Sustainability and Environment

Other Contributors:                 Mr Rory Garven, Environmental Planning Officer
                                    Mr Brett Ashby, Manager Strategic Planning and Environment

Date of Committee Meeting: 18 November 2019
Previously before Council:
Disclosure of Interest:
Nature of Council’s Role in
                                    Executive
this Matter:

Site:
Lot Area:
LA Zoning:
MRS Zoning:
Attachments:                        Draft Lake Richmond Management Plan

Maps/Diagrams:                      Thrombolites at Lake Richmond

Purpose of Report
To seek Council approval to advertise the draft Lake Richmond Management Plan for public
comment.

Background
The Lake Richmond reserve (‘the reserve’) forms part of the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park and
is nearly 77 ha in size, with the waterbody itself accounting for 40 ha. The reserve is both culturally
and ecologically significant, containing registered heritage places and two Threatened Ecological
Communities (TEC) listed under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity
Conservation Act 1999, being Sedgelands in Holocene Dune Swales and Thrombolite (microbial)
community of coastal freshwater lakes of the Swan Coastal Plain.
In August 2009, Council endorsed the Lake Richmond Management Plan which identified
management actions to address the various threatening processes impacting on the reserve,
including invasive species, habitat degradation and unauthorised access.

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                                                                       Presiding Member
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The City’s Community Plan Strategy: Natural Area Conservation (2017) identified the need for the
previous Lake Richmond Management Plan (2008) to be reviewed, acknowledging the local and
regional environmental significance of the reserve.

The City commenced a review of the Lake Richmond Management Plan in July 2017, appointing
environmental consultants Strategen to undertake an assessment of vegetation condition,
vegetation type, weed coverage, fauna habitat and reserve infrastructure.
The City also engaged microbialite expert Dr Ryan Vogwill to undertake a landmark study from
November 2017 - February 2019 into current thrombolite health and activity, the optimal water
conditions for microbialite growth, and thrombolite sensitivity to herbicides used in weed control.

                                   Thrombolites at Lake Richmond
Dr Ryan Vogwill and his colleague Mike Whitehead presented the thrombolite study findings at the
Councillor Engagement Session on 8 October 2019.
The City has now prepared a draft Lake Richmond Management Plan, informed by the findings of
the abovementioned assessments.

Details
The purpose of the Lake Richmond Management Plan is to provide key directions for the protection
and enhancement of conservation and recreation values within the Lake Richmond reserve over
next five years (2020-2025).
The draft Plan is driven by the following overarching objectives:
-       Protect and enhance conservation values through the removal of threatening processes.
-       Encourage a range of sustainable recreational experiences through suitably located
        infrastructure and services.
-       Ensure equity and safety for all reserve users.

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                                                                     Presiding Member
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The Plan addresses both environmental and landscape attributes, recommending management
actions which relate to:
-          Weed management;
-          Supporting microbialite growth;
-          Revegetation;
-          Fauna habitat;
-          Feral animals and domestic cats;
-          Restricting unauthorised access;
-          Reserve infrastructure; and
-          Potential future recreational infrastructure.
The Plan also includes Landscape Concepts prepared by the City’s Senior Landscape Architect,
illustrating potential future enhancements to improve the recreational amenity of the reserve in a
way which is sympathetic to its cultural and environmental significance.

Implications to Consider
a.     Consultation with the Community
       Advertising of the draft Lake Richmond Management Plan is proposed to be undertaken for
       42 days (6 weeks), to allow for the Christmas/New Year holiday period. Community
       feedback during the consultation period will be sought by:
       •      Advertising the consultation period through online channels and in the local newspaper,
              with hard copies of the draft made available in the City’s libraries; and
       •      Directly informing the Naragebup Environment Centre and community members who
              specifically requested to be informed about the project.
b.     Consultation with Government Agencies
       The Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and the Water
       Corporation have been consulted at various stages through preparation of the draft Lake
       Richmond Management Plan.
       DBCA and the Water Corporation will be notified directly of the consultation period.
c.     Strategic
       Community Plan
       This item addresses the Community’s Vision for the future and specifically the following
       Aspiration and Strategic Objective contained in the Strategic Community Plan 2019-2029:
       Aspiration 3:                Plan for Future Generations
       Strategic Objectives:        Preservation and Management of Bushland and Coastal Reserves
                                    - Encourage the sustainable management and use of the City’s
                                    bushland and coastal reserves.
d.     Policy
       Nil
e.     Financial
       The cost of community consultation is estimated to be $500.
f.     Legal and Statutory
       Nil
g.     Risk
       All Council decisions are subject to risk assessment according to the City’s Risk Framework.
       Implications and comment will only be provided for the following assessed risks.
                 Customer Service / Project Management / Environment: High and Extreme Risks
                 Finance / Personal Health and Safety: Medium, High and Extreme Risks
       Nil

Confirmed at a Planning and Engineering Services
Committee meeting held on Monday 9 December 2019
                                                                       Presiding Member
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Monday 18 November 2019
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Comments
Acknowledging the environmental and cultural significance of Lake Richmond, together with the
multitude of threatening processes and their potential impacts, a new Lake Richmond Management
Plan is necessary to guide appropriate use and management of the reserve.
Consultation on the draft Lake Richmond Management Plan is now required to determine whether
the document and its recommended management actions suitably address community views and
concerns about the reserve.

Voting Requirements
Simple Majority

Officer Recommendation
That Council APPROVES the draft Lake Richmond Management Plan for the purpose of public
advertising.

Committee Recommendation
Moved Cr Whitfield, seconded Cr Buchan:
That Council APPROVES the draft Lake Richmond Management Plan for the purpose of public
advertising.
                                                              Committee Voting (Carried) – 5/0

The Committee’s Reason for Varying the Officer’s Recommendation
Not Applicable

Implications of the Changes to the Officer’s Recommendation
Not Applicable

Confirmed at a Planning and Engineering Services
Committee meeting held on Monday 9 December 2019
                                                                 Presiding Member
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Monday 18 November 2019
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           Planning and Development Services
               Statutory Planning Services
Reference No & Subject:           PD-070/19            Final Approval - Scheme Amendment
                                                       No.175 - Rezoning from 'Rural' to 'Special
                                                       Rural'

File No:                          LUP/2120

Applicant:                        Masterplan P/L

Owner:                            Mr TC and Mrs PJ Tremlett

Author:                           Mr Chris Parlane, Senior Planning Officer

Other Contributors:               Mr Dave Waller, Coordinator Statutory Planning
                                  Mr Mike Ross, Manager Statutory Planning

Date of Committee Meeting: 18 November 2019
Previously before Council:        23 April 2019 (PD-025/19)

Disclosure of Interest:
Nature of Council’s Role in
                                  Legislative
this Matter:

Site:                             Lot 106 (569) Eighty Road, Baldivis

Lot Area:                         3.2447ha

LA Zoning:                        Rural

MRS Zoning:                       Rural

Attachments:                      1. Amendment No.175 - Scheme Amendment Report
                                  2. Schedule of Submissions

Maps/Diagrams:                    1.   Location Plan
                                  2.   Aerial Photo
                                  3.   Current Zoning (TPS2 Zoning Map)
                                  4.   Proposed Zoning
                                  5.   Indicative Development Plan
                                  6.   Consultation Plan

Purpose of Report
To consider the Final Approval of Amendment No.175 to Town Planning Scheme No.2 (TPS2) to
rezone Lot 106 Eighty Road, Baldivis from "Rural" to "Special Rural" following the completion of
public advertising.

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                                      1. Location Plan

                                       2. Aerial Photo

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                                                         Presiding Member
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                             3. Current Zoning (TS2 Zoning Map)

                                     4. Proposed Zoning

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                                  5. Indicative Development Plan

Background
On 23rd April 2019, Council resolved as follows:
"1.     ADOPTS (initiate) Amendment No.175 to Town Planning Scheme No.2 as follows:
       (i)     Rezone Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty Road, Baldivis from 'Rural' to 'Special Rural'.
       (ii)    Amend the Scheme Maps to contain Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty Road, Baldivis within
               the Special Rural Zone and reference this on the Scheme Map as 'Special Rural'.
       (iii)   Modify the location table in 'Schedule No.4 - Special Rural Zones' Portions of
               Planning Unit No.4 of the Rural Land Strategy to include Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty
               Road, Baldivis as follows:

               Plan Reference                Description of Location
               4 (vi)                        Lot 106 Eighty Road, Baldivis.

       (iv)    Amend Plan No.4 - Special Rural Zones (North) to include Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty
               Road, Baldivis with bold outline and designate it as ‘4 (vi)’.
2.     CONSIDERS the proposed Scheme Amendment as a ‘Standard Amendment’ in accordance
       with Regulation 34(a) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes)
       Regulations 2015."

Implications to Consider
a.     Consultation with the Community
       This Scheme Amendment was advertised in accordance with the Planning and
       Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 for a period not less than 42
       days, commencing on 19 August 2019 and concluding on 4 October 2019.
       Public advertising was carried out in the following manner:
              A notice appeared in the public notices section of the Sound Telegraph newspaper
               on 21 August 2019;
              A sign was erected on site;
              The landowners shown on Figure 6 below were advised of the proposal in writing
               and invited to comment; and
              Copies of the Amendment and supporting documentation were made available for
               inspection at the City's Administration Offices and on the City website.

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                                                                     Presiding Member
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                                         6. Consultation Plan
       No submissions were received from notified landowners/occupiers.
b.     Consultation with Government Agencies
       The Scheme Amendment was referred to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to
       determine if an environmental assessment was required, prior to advertising. The EPA
       advised that the Amendment should not be assessed under the Act, and provided the
       following recommendations and comments:
       -   A black cockatoo survey is undertaken in accordance with EPA Technical Guidance -
           Terrestrial Fauna Surveys 2016, to inform habitat retention as part of planning for
           subdivision and development;
       -   Building Envelopes are located in cleared areas where possible; and
       -   All proposed effluent disposal systems and development achieve appropriate
           separation to groundwater and the Conservation Category Wetland (CCW).
       The EPA recommendations are noted and can be addressed through subsequent stages in
       the planning process.
       The following Government Agencies were also consulted:
       -   Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (Aboriginal Heritage);
       -   Department of Fire and Emergency Services;
       -   Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions;
       -   Department of Water and Environmental Regulation;
       -   Telstra;
       -   Water Corporation;
       -   Western Power; and
       -   Department of Health.
       Six submissions were received from State Agencies which are summarised and addressed
       as follows:

       1. Water Corporation

       Submission (summarised):
       The Water Corporation has no objection to the rezoning.
       The site is outside the Water Corporations current wastewater planning and the owners
       will need to make provision for on-site wastewater treatment and disposal.

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                                                                   Presiding Member
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       1. Water Corporation (cont…)
       City's Comment:
       The submission is noted.
       2. Department of Fire and Emergency Services
       Submission (summarised):
       DFES suggest the proposed lot configuration should be modified to avoid the need for a
       battle-axe lot. The Bushfire Management Plan (BMP) submitted with the Amendment
       documentation should demonstrate why no alternative exists to creating a battle-axe.
       Should no alternatives exist then the subdivision concept should be redesigned; or a
       performance principal based solution provided at subsequent stages of the planning
       process.
       At the strategic planning stage consideration should be given to the intensification of land
       use and how this relates to identified bushfire hazards. DFES is satisfied the BMP
       adequately identified the bushfire risk and considered how compliance with the bushfire
       protection criteria can be achieved.
       Notwithstanding the above, modifications to the BMP are required prior to subsequent
       planning stages to ensure compliance with the bushfire protection criteria. As these
       modifications are minor in nature and will not affect the scheme amendment, these
       modifications should be undertaken to support subsequent stages of the planning
       process (subdivision and development applications).

       City's Comment:
       The City considers that a battle-axe access is unavoidable in the circumstances, and can
       be justified due to:
        The retention of an existing dwelling at the rear of the property, which pre-dates the
           bushfire framework;
        The shape of the original lot;
        The Lot's frontage on the curve of Eighty Road, and
        The objective to retain only one access point for the subdivision onto Eighty Road for
           traffic safety reasons.
       While the BMP submitted with the Amendment documentation does not clearly articulate
       justification for a battle-axe access configuration when addressing the bushfire protection
       criteria, the City considers the matter can be addressed through subsequent planning
       stages without the need to update the BMP at this point.
       3. Department of Planning Lands and Heritage (Aboriginal Heritage)
       Submission (summarised):
       A review of the Register of Places and Objects as well as the Aboriginal Heritage
       database indicates that Lot 106 Eighty Road, Baldivis does not intersect with any known
       Aboriginal sites or heritage places. Therefore no approvals would be required under the
       Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 to enact the scheme rezoning.
       City's Comment:
       The submission is noted.
       4. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
       Submission (summarised):
       The Department has no further advice to provide from the advice provided by the
       Environmental Protection Authority to the City in August 2019.
       City's Comment:
       The submission is noted.

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                                                                      Presiding Member
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       5. Department of Health
       Submission (summarised):
       The amendment is required to be connected to scheme water and reticulated sewerage
       (if available) in accordance with the Government Sewerage Policy (2019).
       Suitable provision for an adequate on-site effluent disposal area is to be accommodated
       in any planning approval. For on-site wastewater disposal systems to be approved, a
       winter 'site and soil evaluation' in accordance with A/NZ Standard 1547 is required.
       City's Comment:
       The submission is noted.
       6. Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions
       Submission:
       Lot 106 contains an area of Conservation Category wetland (CCW) located on the south
       west corner of the lot. It is noted that the Environmental Report provided with the
       Amendment Report outlines that there will be no development or clearing of trees within
       50 metres of the wetland boundary, that firebreaks be placed outside the 50 metre buffer,
       that some of the buffer will be revegetated, and that a wetland management plan will be
       prepared at the direction of the local authority.
       It is the department's expectation that the planning system will address environmental
       issues associated with the proposal and ensure the appropriate management of the
       wetland and buffer, including consideration of effluent disposal arrangements with
       reference to the Government Sewerage Policy 2019, and ensuring the Bush Fire
       protection requirements can be accommodated so that they do not place reliance or
       impositions on the management of the CCW or buffer.
       City's Comment:
       The submission is noted. Environmental issues can be adequately managed through
       subsequent stages in the planning process.
c.     Strategic
       Community Plan
       This item addresses the Community’s Vision for the future and specifically the following
       Aspiration and Strategic Objective contained in the Community Plan 2019-2029:
       Aspiration 3:             Plan for Future Generations
       Strategic Objective:      Responsive Planning and Control of Land Use - Plan and control
                                 the use of land to meet the needs of a growing population, with
                                 consideration of future generations.
d.     Policy
       State Planning Policy 3.7 (SPP3.7)
       SPP3.7 notes in Table 1 that a Bushfire Hazard Level assessment and a Bushfire
       Management Plan (BMP) addressing the bushfire protection criteria is to be submitted in the
       consideration of amendments to local planning schemes. The Guidelines for Planning in
       Bushfire Prone Areas (The Guidelines) require the applicant to demonstrate, by way of a
       Bushfire Hazard Level Assessment, that the land proposed to be rezoned has, or can be
       made to have, a low to moderate bushfire hazard level (i.e. BAL-Low to BAL-29).
       A BMP has been prepared for the proposal demonstrating that a maximum BAL-29 may be
       applicable to the proposed building envelopes. The BMP also addresses the bushfire
       protection measures of the Guidelines, demonstrating compliance with Acceptable
       Solutions. As mentioned in the response to the DFES submission above, while the BMP
       does not clearly articulate justification for a battle-axe access configuration, the City
       considers that bushfire protection criteria (A3.4) can be adequately addressed through an
       updated BMP required during subsequent planning stages without the need to update the
       BMP at this point.

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        Minimal vegetation is required to be removed or modified to reduce the bushfire threat and
        the proposal is considered to be compliant with the objectives of SPP3.7, as it does not
        result in an increased bushfire threat.
e.     Financial
       Nil
f.     Legal and Statutory
       Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations (2015)
       The procedures for dealing with proposals to amend a local planning scheme, as per the
       Planning and Development Act 2005, are set out in the Planning and Development (Local
       Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.
       Regulation 50(3) provides that the City shall:
       "Before the end of the consideration period for a standard amendment to a local planning
       scheme, or a later date approved by the Commission, the local government must pass a
       resolution-
       (a) to support the amendment without modification; or
       (b) to support the amendment with proposed modifications to address issues raised in the
           submissions; or
       (c) not to support the amendment."
g.     Risk
        All Council decisions are subject to risk assessment according to the City’s Risk Framework.
        Implications and comment will only be provided for the following assessed risks.
                  Customer Service / Project Management / Environment: High and Extreme Risks
                  Finance / Personal Health and Safety: Medium, High and Extreme Risks
       Nil

Comments
The proposal is considered consistent with the planning framework, including the WAPC Framework
and the Council's resolution in August 2018 on exemptions to the moratorium on Special Rural and
Special Residential Amendments.
Provisions already contained in TPS2 can be applied at the subsequent planning stages to
designate Building Envelopes, address bushfire considerations and retain vegetation.
The future Baldivis District Sporting Facility (BDSF) is proposed to be located on the adjoining land
to the north. Any land use compatibility issues identified in relation to the BDSF arising from the
current stage of detailed design for that project will need to be addressed in subsequent planning
processes required for Lot 106 Eighty Road to mitigate any impacts as necessary. This would
include at the subdivision stage a requirement for a Notification to be registered on new certificates
of title informing prospective purchasers of the existence of the future BDSF.
As such, following advertising of the Scheme Amendment and consideration of the Government
Agency submissions, it is recommended that Council adopt Amendment No.175 for Final Approval.
Following the Council's decision, Final Approval of the Scheme Amendment is required from the
Minister for Planning.

Voting Requirements
Simple Majority

Officer Recommendation
That Council:
1.     ADOPTS Amendment No.175 to Town Planning Scheme No.2 as follows:
       (i)      Rezone Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty Road, Baldivis from 'Rural' to 'Special Rural'.
       (ii)     Amend the Scheme Maps to contain Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty Road, Baldivis within
                the Special Rural Zone and reference this on the Scheme Map as 'Special Rural'.
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       (iii)    Modify the location table in 'Schedule No.4 - Special Rural Zones' Portions of
                Planning Unit No.4 of the Rural Land Strategy to include Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty
                Road, Baldivis as follows:
                Plan Reference                 Description of Location
                4 (vi)                         Lot 106 Eighty Road, Baldivis.
       (iv)     Amend Plan No.4 - Special Rural Zones (North) to include Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty
                Road, Baldivis with bold outline and designate it as ‘4 (vi)’.
2.     ADOPTS the recommendations contained in the Schedule of Submissions.

Committee Recommendation
Moved Cr Whitfield, seconded Cr Edwards:
That Council:
1.     ADOPTS Amendment No.175 to Town Planning Scheme No.2 as follows:
       (i)      Rezone Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty Road, Baldivis from 'Rural' to 'Special Rural'.
       (ii)     Amend the Scheme Maps to contain Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty Road, Baldivis within
                the Special Rural Zone and reference this on the Scheme Map as 'Special Rural'.
       (iii)    Modify the location table in 'Schedule No.4 - Special Rural Zones' Portions of
                Planning Unit No.4 of the Rural Land Strategy to include Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty
                Road, Baldivis as follows:
                Plan Reference                 Description of Location
                4 (vi)                         Lot 106 Eighty Road, Baldivis.
       (iv)     Amend Plan No.4 - Special Rural Zones (North) to include Lot 106 (No.569) Eighty
                Road, Baldivis with bold outline and designate it as ‘4 (vi)’.
2.     ADOPTS the recommendations contained in the Schedule of Submissions.
                         Submission                               Comment             Recommendation
1. Water Corporation                                        Government               That the
The Water Corporation has no objections to the              submission offering no   submission is
rezoning.                                                   objection and            noted.
The site is located outside the Water Corporation’s         supplementary advice
current wastewater planning and the owners of the           to the applicant.
proposed 1ha lots will need to make provision on site
for wastewater treatment and disposal to the
satisfaction of the Local Government.
If water services are required for the proposed lots, the
subdivider will need to extend water mains from the
Eighty Road water mains up to the road frontage of
each lot. Standard Infrastructure Contributions (SICs)
for water services will be levied at the subdivision
stage. Internal water plumbing beyond the water
service meter will need to be undertaken by the future
lots owners at the building approval stage.
2. Department of Fire and Emergency Services                Government               That the City
It should be noted that this advice relates only to State   submission offering no   considers the
Planning Policy 3.7 Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas        objection, suggesting    recommended BMP
(SPP 3.7) and the Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire       modification of the      modifications are
Prone Areas (Guidelines). It is the responsibility of the   BMP prior to             minor in nature
proponent to ensure that the proposal complies with all     subsequent planning      which can be
other relevant planning policies and building               stages.                  addressed at
regulations where necessary.                                                         subsequent
                                                                                     planning stages.

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                      Submission                            Comment         Recommendation

This advice does not exempt the applicant/proponent                        That the
from obtaining necessary approvals that may apply to                       submission is
the proposal including planning, building, health or any                   noted.
other approvals required by a relevant authority under
other written laws.
Assessment
1. Policy Measure 6.3 c) Compliance with the
Bushfire Protection Criteria
 Element          Assessment          Action
 Vehicular        A3.4 – Battle-      Please
 Access           axe                 demonstrate why
                  In bushfire         no alternatives
                  prone areas,        exist (e.g. where
                  lots with battle-   access is not
                  axe access          permitted onto a
                  legs should be      highway by
                  avoided             MRWA, or a
                  because they        physical barrier
                  often do not        such as a railway
                  provide two-        line, waterway
                  way access          etc.).
                  and egress for      Should no
                  residents and       alternatives exist
                  may be easily       then please
                  blocked by          redesign
                  falling trees or    subdivision
                  debris during a     concept; or
                  bushfire event.     provide a
                  DFES                performance
                  suggests the        principle-based
                  proposed lot        solution at
                  configuration       subsequent
                  should be           stages of the
                  modified to         planning process.
                  avoid the need
                  for battle-axe
                  lots.

Recommendation - supported subject to
modifications
At the strategic planning stage, consideration should
be given to the intensification of land use and how this
relates to identified bushfire hazards. DFES is satisfied
that the BMP has adequately identified the bushfire
risk and considered how compliance with the bushfire
protection criteria can be achieved at subsequent
planning stages.
Notwithstanding the above, modifications as indicated
in the above table(s) to the BMP are required prior to
subsequent planning stages to ensure compliance
with the bushfire protection criteria. As these
modifications are minor in nature and will not affect the
scheme amendment, these modifications should be
undertaken to support subsequent stages of the
planning process (subdivision & development
applications).

Confirmed at a Planning and Engineering Services
Committee meeting held on Monday 9 December 2019
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