Erskine Park Planning Proposal Independent Public Hearing

An independent public hearing will be held regarding the Erskine Park Planning Proposal and the community is invited to attend and to register if they wish to address the hearing. Details of how to register are described at the bottom of this Notice.

The Planning Proposal was exhibited for public comment between 10 February 2017 and 10 March 2017. 

Public hearing details:

Date : Friday, 7 April 2017

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue: Erskine Park Community Hall, 57 Peppertree Drive, Erskine Park

Why is the public hearing being held?

Section 29 of the Local Government Act requires a public hearing if public land is to be reclassified from "Community" to "Operational". The Erskine Park Planning Proposal seeks, among other things, to reclassify seven Council-owned, public land sites from their current "Community" classification to an "Operational" classification.

What happens at the public hearing?

The Public Hearing is independently conducted and chaired by a non-Council official. The hearing provides the community with the option of further explaining to an independent person any written submissions they made about the Planning Proposal during its exhibition and for others who may not have made a submission to present their views on the Proposal to an independent person, in a public gathering. Anyone may attend the public hearing, but those wishing to speak are requested to register with Council, as described later in this notice.

Sites affected by the Planning Proposal

  • Ashwick Reserve -11 Ashwick Circuit, St Clair (Lot 35, DP812241)
  • Capella Street Reserve (eastern part, not the whole park) - 11A Canopus Close, Erskine Park (Lot 2174, DP776426)
  • Chameleon Drive (eastern part, not the whole park) - 25 Chameleon Drive, Erskine Park (Lot 1106, DP 709078)
  • Dilga Crescent Reserve - 9A Dilga Crescent, Erskine Park (Lot 148, DP 703879)
  • Pacific and Phoenix Reserve (north east part, not the whole park) - 27A Phoenix Crescent, Erskine Park (Lot 1444, DP 788282)
  • Regulus Reserve - 73 Swallow Drive, Erskine Park (Lot 3280, DP 786811)
  • Spica Reserve (south east part, not the whole park) - 85 Swallow Drive, Erskine Park (Lot 3281, DP 786811)

Objective of the Planning Proposal

 The objective of the Planning Proposal is to improve the recreation and community facilities available to Erskine Park residents by enabling the sale of those sites which may no longer be required to meet community need and reinvesting all the proceeds back into Erskine Park. To achieve this, the Planning Proposal seeks to:

  • Change the zoning of the sites from "RE1 Public Recreation" to "R2 Low Density Residential" (the same zoning as other residential land in Erskine Park), to permit their development for those uses permitted in that zone;
  • Reclassify the land from "Community" to "Operational", in order to permit it to be sold, if Council chooses to do so.
  • Establish a minimum lot size of 550sqm and height controls of 8.5m for the seven sites - the same controls which apply to other residential land in Erskine Park.

The proposed reclassification will also remove all Public Reserve trusts, remove a fencing restriction trust for 11 Ashwick Circuit, but retain all easements to drain water and for underground mains and electricity, as well as maintaining a covenant requiring consent for access to the M4 Motorway.

The Planning Proposal (pdf 3.8MB) can be viewed here, however no further written submissions will be received.

Addressing the hearing

 To permit coordination of the hearing, if you wish to address the hearing, please complete the form below and submit it to Council by 4pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2017:

 You do not need to complete a form to address the hearing, but priority will be given to people who do.

If you are unsure whether you want to address the hearing, please note that the independent chairperson for the public hearing will also be reviewing all written submissions that were lodged during the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal.

If you have any questions about the public hearing, please contact Council's City Planning Team on (02) 4732 8073 or 4732-8196 or at the email address: cityplanningteam@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au   

REGISTERING TO ADDRESS THE INDEPENDENT PUBLIC HEARING

Your details

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Please note:

  1. Registering by email: To register by email, copy and paste the text above into the body of your email to Council.
  2. Speaking times: In order to allow everyone who is interested an opportunity to speak, speaking time may need to be limited by the chairperson.

 

Thank you for registering.

Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 council@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia