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City of Sydney and Waterloo Metro Quarter Meetings

Questions on Notice from Councillor Phelps with response from Lord Mayor Clover Moore at Council Meeting on 25 June 2018

1.             A list of the ‘Nominated State Significant Precinct – Waterloo’ Project Review Panel meetings that Council staff have attended, including dates and the names of organisations that were represented?

The Waterloo State Significant Precincts Project Review Panel has met five times since February 2017. The most recent meeting was in April 2018.

The Project Review Panel consists of the City of Sydney’s Director, City Planning Development and Transport, the NSW Government Architect or his nominee, the Transport for NSW nominee and the Executive Director Department of Planning and Environment. Staff of Urban Growth Development Corporation, Land and Housing Corporation, Transport for New South Wales, Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Government Architect and the City of Sydney attend to present, observe or administer the meeting.

2.             A list of the 'Nominated State Significant Precinct - Waterloo' Project Working Group meetings that Council staff have attended, including dates and the names of organisations that were represented?

The State Significant Precinct Waterloo Project Working Group meets each fortnight commencing 19 December 2016.

The Project Working Group consists of staff of the Department of Planning and Environment and the City of Sydney. Staff of Urban Growth Development Corporation, Land and Housing Corporation, Transport for New South Wales and the NSW Government Architect attend by invitation.

3.             A report on the outcome of those meetings and Council’s position on the proposed development?

The Project Working Group and Project Review Panel were formed at the invitation of the Department of Planning and Environment to guide the review and assessment tasks of the State Significant Planning process. The process is administered by the Department of Planning and Environment. The City does not have a statutory right or role in this process. The Project Working Group prepared the Study Requirements for the Waterloo Housing Estate and Waterloo Metro Quarter State Significant Precincts.

The Project Review Panel confirmed the Study Requirements for the Waterloo Housing Estate and Waterloo Metro Quarter State Significant Precincts. The Studies are not complete and therefore the planning controls have not been developed to a state where they are suitable for a statutory exhibition period. Council has not as yet formed a position. Accepting the invitation from the Department of Planning and Environment to be included in these two groups does not substitute for, or fetter Council’s views, or any submissions that need to be made on the proposal.

When the Studies are complete the Project Working Group will prepare a Test of Adequacy report for the Project Review Panel to confirm. Following this, the Department of Planning will decide whether it is appropriate for the planning controls to be placed on exhibition. When approved for exhibition there will be an opportunity to make submissions. The Project Working Group will prepare an Assessment Report for the Project Review Panel to confirm. The process in place means that the Minister for Planning has the authority to make a new planning framework on the recommendation of the Department of Planning and Environment and the NSW Government Architect. The recommendation will be informed by the reports of the Project Working Group and the Project Review Panel. Again, the City staff’s involvement in this process does not affect the City’s independence to critically assess the scheme exhibited by the Department of Planning and Environment and to make an independent submission to the exhibition process.

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