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ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/1458
DecisionDecision DecisionDeferred Commencement
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date14-07-2021
LotLot LotLot 10 Sec A DP 15742
AddressAddress Address6 Dudley Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R1 General Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of existing structures and construction of a six (6) storey residential flat building comprising of 27 units with basement level car parking and lot consolidation
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification Justification• The proposed exceedance is only related to part roof and lift overrun structures and cannot be used for habitable purposes. • The exception enables the use of the rooftop area for function communal open space. • The development largely complies with the numerical standards of the LEP and DCP. • The development is consistent with the objectives of the R1 zone; • The contravention will not limit the potential for adjoining sites to be developed to their future capabilities. • The site has a notable topographic profile which makes strict compliance difficult to achieve. • The proposed building height is minor and not of context with the locality and permitted height limits.
ExtentExtent ExtentA building height of 16m applies to the site. A proposed building height of 17.96m is proposed for the lift overrun and part of the communal open space roof structure. 12.25% variation
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2021/178
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date23-06-2021
LotLot LotLot 9 Sec A DP 2693
AddressAddress Address401 Lawrence Hargrave Drive SCARBOROUGH NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)E4 Environmental Living
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of existing structures and construction of a dwelling house
SuburbSuburb SuburbSCARBOROUGH
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationClause 4.6 sublitted by the applicant considered acceptable. Details within the assessment report. Departure within council delegation as per concurrnece from DPIE
ExtentExtent Extent9.7%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2021/252
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date17-06-2021
LotLot LotLot 102 DP 228539
AddressAddress Address10 Sturt Place BULLI NSW 2516
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)E4 Environmental Living
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - alterations and additions
SuburbSuburb SuburbBULLI
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification JustificationFurther amendments to the plans reduced the bulk and possible adverse impacts to the surroundings. Satisfactory compliance with the objectives for the Clause and zone.
ExtentExtent Extent9.7% departure
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/805
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date04-06-2021
LotLot LotLot A DP 369644
AddressAddress Address56-64 Asquith Street AUSTINMER NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - dual occupancy and tree removal
SuburbSuburb SuburbAUSTINMER
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification JustificationThe particular circumstances for this are as follows: • The site has a topography characterised by a level plateau adjoining Asquith Street and a steep decline southward down to a watercourse located approximately 5.3m below the proposed ground level. The land then steeply inclines from the watercourse towards the southern property boundary some 20 metres higher adjoining properties located on Hill Street. The natural ground level at the rear boundary directly behind the proposed building location is approximately 18.8m above the proposed ridge height of unit 2. This type of terrain prevails west of the railway line in Austinmer particularly in Asquith Street and Hill Street. The relationship between the proposal and the topography of the site is demonstrated in figures 1 -3 below. The 9m height plane mapping the terrain is indicated in red. • The height of the building when viewed from Asquith Street measured from proposed ground level to ridge line is 7.69m. The ground level has been located as close as practicable to natural ground and generally is located beneath the level of the street. This is the viewpoint that should be considered when assessing the perceived bulk and scale of the proposal. The house when viewed from the street has a rising tree covered backdrop. • The proposed contravention of the development standard equates to a variation of 9.44% for a small section of the building, however this is of minor significance in the context of the development and the nature of adjoining development. It should be noted that the section requested for variation does not exceed other parts of the building that comply. The variation is a result of the terrain dropping away from the street and the columns required effectively becoming longer to accommodate the undulation in the topography. See Figures 1 – 3 below. The proposed dwelling has been designed appropriately given the nature and characteristics of the site. The development is considered low scale being two storeys above natural ground and presents a high level of finish to the dominant facades and is unlikely to result in significant adverse impacts on the character or amenity of the surrounding area. Particular to this proposed development, the variation sought for the proposed building height will not have a significant impact on the visual impact of the proposal when viewed from the streetscape due to the height variation being sought only for the rear of the building which cannot be seen from the street. The section of the dwelling that requires a variation has the same ridge height as the rest of the building which complies. • There will be no unacceptable adverse environmental impacts as a result of the proposed development and the outcome will not result in a negative impact in relation to visual impact, loss of views, loss of privacy or overshadowing of adjoining properties considering both existing and future allowable development. • The proposal is considered to be satisfactory having regard for other provisions of the WLEP2009 and the relevant chapters of WDCP2009 • The proposed bulk and scale of this development is considered appropriate for this location and will not detrimentally affect the visual appearance of the area with the location of the variation being sought in this instance being towards the rear. • The area of the dwelling that requires variation does not increase the visual impact of the dwelling when viewed from the street
ExtentExtent ExtentThe proposed height of 9.85 metres exceeds the height limit less than 10% (9.44%).
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/1274
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date01-06-2021
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 1073935
AddressAddress Address40 Moore Street AUSTINMER NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionAlterations to existing shop top housing and minor alterations to cafe
SuburbSuburb SuburbAUSTINMER
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationDeparture from Clause 4.4 Floor Space Ratio. Existing shop top housing exceeds FSR by 10% already. Site is significantly smaller at 235m2 than miniumum lot size of 449m2. Clause 4.6 adequately addressed.
ExtentExtent ExtentProposed additional 18m2 of GFA which converts to an additional 0.08 FSR.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/96
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date26-05-2021
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 793327
AddressAddress AddressNovotel Northbeach 2-14 Cliff Road NORTH WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)SP3 Tourist
DescriptionDescription DescriptionNovotel Northbeach - addition of suite to existing rooftop level
SuburbSuburb SuburbNORTH WOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification JustificationL&E Court determined applying the height standard was unreaonable or unnecessary and the porposal was in the public interest
ExtentExtent Extent7.55m = 31%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring Authority
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/1292
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date25-05-2021
LotLot LotLot 2 DP 150574
AddressAddress Address46 Crown Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B4 Mixed Use
DescriptionDescription DescriptionDemolition of existing structures and construction of a mixed use development
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification JustificationMinor variation to Building Separtion (Clause 8.6 of WLEP2009) Consistent with objectives of clause and no adverse amenity or visual impacts.
ExtentExtent ExtentRequired 16m. Provided 11.5m - 28%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/460
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date03-02-2021
LotLot LotLot 1641 DP 1111189
AddressAddress Address164-166 Balgownie Road BALGOWNIE NSW 2519
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B2 Local Centre
DescriptionDescription DescriptionConstruction of mixed use development consisting of a two (2) storey shop top housing building consisting of three (3) commercial tenancies and two (2) residential units and a three (3) storey residential flat building consisting of six (6) residential units and one (1) level of basement car parking
SuburbSuburb SuburbBALGOWNIE
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c7.13 Ground Floor dev on Business Zoned Land; c7.14 (1, 2) Minimum site width
JustificationJustification JustificationClause 7.13 requires that the ground floor will not be used for the purpose of residential accommodation. In the circumstances of this application, the site has dual frontages to the main road, and a secondary frontage to Church Street, which has a residential context and ground floor residential was deemed to be appropriate. Clause 7.14 requires a minimum site width of 24m. The reduced site width does not result in any unreasonable privacy or overlooking impacts to adjoining properties, and the proposal complies with the maximum height and FSR requirements. The site width increases to comply away from the direct road frontage, which allows a suitable built form on the site.
ExtentExtent ExtentThe application proposes residential accommodation on the secondary road frontage. Standard 24m, approved 20.7m or 13.8%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/80
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date18-11-2020
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 799059
AddressAddress Address290-294 Keira Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B3 Commercial Core
DescriptionDescription DescriptionDemolition of existing structures and construction of a seven (7) storey mixed use development comprising 34 residential units and two (2) commercial tenancies with 50 parking spaces
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification Justification• Objectives Clause 8.6 are satisfied. • The objectives of the B3 Commercial Core zone are satisfied. • There are sufficient planning grounds to vary the building separation in this instance given the ability to comply with visual appearance, privacy and solar access objectives required in this Clause. • The site is located within a commercial zone and the design is a direct repose to allow for housing within this zone.
ExtentExtent ExtentThis site is located 15m from the adjoining building. As a result, building separation will not be achieved from this site due to this building containing habitable components. A 16m separation is required.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/290
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date03-11-2020
LotLot LotLot B DP 378330
AddressAddress Address342-344 Lawrence Hargrave Drive THIRROUL NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R3 Medium Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - multi dwelling housing - demolition of existing dwelling, tree removals and construction of three (3) attached 3 storey dwellings over basement parking area
SuburbSuburb SuburbTHIRROUL
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationThe request for departure to the development standard was submitted under Clause 4.6 and found worthy to be supported. Detail assessment of Cl.4.6 is within the assessment report.
ExtentExtent Extent9.5%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/1630
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date26-10-2020
LotLot LotLot 105 DP 25391
AddressAddress Address35 Yellagong Street WEST WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of existing structures, tree removal and construction of multi dwelling housing - 10 units with associated carparking and infrastructure
SuburbSuburb SuburbWEST WOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c7.14 (1, 2) Minimum site width
JustificationJustification JustificationSubject site is a battle-axe allotment having a site width of 16.46m along the street front and broadens to 49m beyond 49m deep into the site. The design layout displays only one of the units which is a 2 storey single dwelling when viewed from the street which is detached from rest of the units that are located to the rear wider area. Proposal meets other development standards and controls and is expected of no significant impacts to the locality or neighbouring dwellings.
ExtentExtent Extent<10%, 8.5% variation
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/842
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date22-10-2020
LotLot LotLot 3 DP 1156730
AddressAddress Address50 Armagh Parade THIRROUL NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)E4 Environmental Living
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - alterations and additions
SuburbSuburb SuburbTHIRROUL
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationThe applicant’s written request seeks to justify that compliance with the development standard is considered to be of similar nature to the current development and more appropriate for the residents. • The proposal is considered to achieve the objectives of the development standard; • The proposal is considered to achieve the objectives of the E4 Zone; • There are sufficient planning grounds to vary the floor space ratio in this circumstance for the following reasons: - The increase in floor space ratio relates to an increase in storage areas, as opposed to habitable living areas or bedrooms - The proposal will not result in an increase in vehicle or pedestrian traffic as the intended use of the structure remains the same - No structural works are required as part of the proposal as the carport is contained within the footprint of the dwelling. From the street, the only change to façade will be the addition of a garage door and therefore no excavation or heavy machinery is required. - There will be no increase in bulk or scale from the proposed works - No environmental constraints that limit the sites development potential; - The potential environmental and amenity impacts of the proposed development are no greater than those currently existing The written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be addressed under subclause (3). The proposal is for residential development which is consistent with the objectives for the zone. The proposal is considered consistent with the zone objectives and the objectives as detailed for floor space ratio under WDCP2009 and therefore despite the development departure, the development is considered within the public interest.
ExtentExtent Extent8.17%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/213
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date01-09-2020
LotLot LotLot 7 Sec 58 DP 3436
AddressAddress Address11 Princes Highway DAPTO NSW 2530
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B4 Mixed Use
DescriptionDescription DescriptionRespite care facility
SuburbSuburb SuburbDAPTO
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)SEPP Housing for Seniors/ People with a Disability; WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c7.13 Ground Floor dev on Business Zoned Land; cl 40 (2) Site Size
JustificationJustification JustificationA response to each of these approaches is therefore provided as it relates to the current proposal: That the objective would be defeated or thwarted if compliance was required Not applicable. The objective of the Clauses would be achieved if compliance was provided. That the development standard has been virtually abandoned or destroyed by the Council’s own actions in departing from the standard Not applicable The zoning of the land is unreasonable or inappropriate. The zoning of the land is appropriate. The underlying objective or purpose is not relevant to the development This is considered to be the most applicable of these considerations as the type of development (‘seniors housing’) is anomalous to the development standard in this instance. While some of the ground floor does incorporate residential accommodation, some more ‘active uses’ (ie. Ancillary health services etc) are also provided at the ground floor that are considered to meet the underlying objective of the standard. Therefore, it is more appropriate to state that the use (‘seniors housing’) in this instance, should not necessarily be strictly/technically considered ‘residential accommodation’. In this circumstance, the objective of the Development Standard is still relevant to the development (and has been satisfied). AND That the objective would be defeated or thwarted if compliance was required Not applicable. The development would not be permitted under the Seniors Living SEPP if compliance was required. However, it would still be permitted under the WLEP 2009, but significant development contributions would be required. It is noted that Wollongong City Wide Development Contributions Plan 2019 only provides for exemptions for Seniors Housing under the SEPP, and not the WLEP 2009, which is a technical anomaly. If approval is sought under the LEP (rather than the SEPP) contributions would be payable, which impacts on the financial feasibility of the development. That the development standard has been virtually abandoned or destroyed by the Council’s own actions in departing from the standard Applicable, as the development would still be permitted under the WLEP 2009. Hence the development standard is virtually not relevant in this circumstance. The zoning of the land is unreasonable or inappropriate. The zoning of the land is appropriate. The underlying objective or purpose is not relevant to the development Applicable, as the development would still be permitted under the WLEP 2009. Hence the development standard is virtually not relevant in this circumstance.
ExtentExtent Extentclause 7.13 of WLEP2009 - Certain land within business zones. The ground floor of the eastern building contains residential development. The development also contravenes cl 40 (2) of SEPP Housing for Seniors and People with a Disability 2004 as relates to minimum site area providing for 907.4m2 in lieu of the required 1000 m2.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1231
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date26-08-2020
LotLot LotLot 10 DP 657049
AddressAddress Address111-113 Crown Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B3 Commercial Core
DescriptionDescription DescriptionDemolition of existing structures and construction of A-Grade office building above retail and basement parking
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4A Floor space ratio Wollongong City Centre; c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification JustificationThe variation to FSR was justified on the basis that the cumulative floorspace of the adjoining and related development on the east in Crown Street (DA-2017/493) was compliant with the FSR of the combined area of both sites. The two buildings form a joint development with vehicle/basement access and pedestrian access between the ground floor.
ExtentExtent Extent9.66%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthoritySouthern Regional Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1375
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date25-08-2020
LotLot LotLot 2 DP 1105419
AddressAddress Address2 Market Place WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R1 General Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of existing structures and construction of residential flat building
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c7.14 (1, 2) Minimum site width
JustificationJustification JustificationIsolated lot
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 7.14 requires a site width of 24m for a residential flat building. The subject site was 17.6m.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/433
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date21-08-2020
LotLot LotLot 22 DP 535482
AddressAddress Address22 Foley Street GWYNNEVILLE NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of existing buildings and construction of multi dwelling housing development comprising six (6) dwellings
SuburbSuburb SuburbGWYNNEVILLE
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c7.14 (1, 2) Minimum site width
JustificationJustification JustificationMinor variation to minimum lot width requirements of Clause 7.14 of WLEP 2009 for a portion of the L-shaped lot. Development is fully compliant with all other standards and the variation results in no adverse impacts on adjoining properties.
ExtentExtent Extent4.18%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/605
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date13-08-2020
LotLot LotLot 45 DP 1080717
AddressAddress Address17 Kembla Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R1 General Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - new rooftop pergola to existing roof terrace
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification JustificationProposed height matches existing building height and does not exceed it. Proposed structure is minor and unlikely to impact amenity of surrounding area.
ExtentExtent ExtentProposed height of 29.32m, where 24m is permitted in accordance with Cl 4.3 of WLEP 2009.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/698
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date31-07-2020
LotLot LotLot 69 DP 877854
AddressAddress AddressDapto Public School 66 Sierra Drive HORSLEY NSW 2530
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionAlterations and additions to existing Educational Establishment to be undertaken in two stages including demolition works, tree removals, a new carpark, associated site works and landscaping
SuburbSuburb SuburbHORSLEY
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification JustificationStrict compliance with the height of buildings development standard would limit the ability to provide high quality cohesive learning spaces and would result in inefficient use of the site and reduce the quantity of open play space. In order, to keep Block I beneath the building height limit, there would need to be significantly increased excavation of the site or decreased floor to ceiling heights within classrooms; and • Block I has been designed as a high quality contemporary education building that responds to the low density residential character of Horsley and the existing character of Dapto Public School.This written request has been prepared to provide a detailed assessment in accordance with the statutory requirements of clause 4.6.
ExtentExtent ExtentThe Proposal exceeds the 9m height of buildings development standard under clause 4.3 of the WLEP 2009 with Block I having a maximum height of 10.4m measured to the southern eave of Block I, representing a variation of 1.4m and 16% exceedance.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthoritySouthern Regional Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1123
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date23-06-2020
LotLot LotLot 2 DP 152994
AddressAddress Address35 Atchison Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B3 Commercial Core
DescriptionDescription DescriptionDemolition of existing structures and construction of a 14 storey mixed use development comprising 50 residential units, one (1) ground floor commercial tenancy and two levels of basement parking
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification JustificationSufficient environmental planning grounds to vary building separation as objectives of B3 zone and objectives of Clause 8.6 are met while providing required street frontage.
ExtentExtent Extent- Units on Levels 1 and 2 (within podium) are built to side boundary where 20m separation is required (adjoining units) to north and 16m separation to south (no dwellings) - Units on levels 3-13 have a 16m-18m separation distance where 20m is required to the adjacent northern shop top housing development
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1081
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date21-05-2020
LotLot LotLot 12 DP 548409
AddressAddress Address3 George Street BERKELEY NSW 2506
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of all existing structures and construction of multi dwelling housing - four (4) townhouses
SuburbSuburb SuburbBERKELEY
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c7.14 (1, 2) Minimum site width
JustificationJustification JustificationVariation to Clause 7.14(1) of WLEP2009 which requires 18m min lot width for multi dwelling housing. The varaition only applies to a small portion of the site of the rear and does not impact compiance with planning contrls or have any adverse impacts on neighvouring properties.
ExtentExtent ExtentMaximum 17.2%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2020/35
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date30-04-2020
LotLot LotLot 22 SP 55559
AddressAddress Address22/100-104 Corrimal Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B4 Mixed Use
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - construction of roof level cabana for Unit 22
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification JustificationRoof level strcuture (cabana) sits below existing maximum buidlng height of lift shaft/plant room. Additional height does not compromise achievement of objectives of the standard.
ExtentExtent Extentproposed cabab height 26.40 metres where permitted height 24.0 metres
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/1638
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date27-03-2020
LotLot LotLot 502 DP 845275
AddressAddress Address71-77 Kembla Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B3 Commercial Core
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMixed use development - fourteen (14) storey building comprising of one hundred and two (102) residential units and eight (8) commercial tenancies over two (2) levels of basement parking
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification JustificationCompliance with Clause 8.6 in this instance is unnecessary as there are no unreasonable impacts arising from the non-compliance and the development is consistent with the objectives of the standard despite the non-compliance. The non-compliant building separation distances provided better respond to the character of the precinct
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 8.6(2)(a) - to the north- 0m required; minimum separation distance of 14.7m to adjacent building. To the east- 0m required; Clause 8.6(3)(b) for Levels 2 – 13 setback between 14.260m from the adjacent building where 16m is required.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/779
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date16-03-2020
LotLot LotLot 21 DP 609226
AddressAddress Address80 Market Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B3 Commercial Core
DescriptionDescription DescriptionCommercial - demolition of existing structures and construction of a six (6) storey development
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification JustificationClause 8.6(2)(b) requires buildings on land within the B3 Commercial Core be erected so that there is a distance of at least 12 metres from any other building above the street frontage height and less than 45 metres above ground level. • Objectives Clause 8.6 are satisfied. • The objectives of the B3 Commercial Core zone are satisfied. • There are sufficient planning grounds to vary the building separation in this instance given the design of the building responds to the existing street tree and heritage item to the east. • That compliance with the building separation standard is unnecessary in the circumstances of the case as the objectives of the standard and zone objectives are met and strict compliance with the 12m building separation would result in a poorer design outcome.
ExtentExtent ExtentThe variation is such that it cannot be defined in terms of a percentage variation. The building could be built to a street frontage height of up to 24m with no setback to the boundary. The proposed building only reaches a street frontage height of approximately 12.8m, with a setback then being provided for at the front and rear for the portion of the building abutting the building located to the west of the site. The lower street frontage height is desirable to better relate to the heritage item on the eastern side of Keira Lane and to retain and protect the street tree on Market Street.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/756
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date11-02-2020
LotLot LotLot 17 Sec B DP 2205
AddressAddress Address65 Walker Street HELENSBURGH NSW 2508
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B2 Local Centre
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMixed use - demolition of existing dwellings and excavation works, construction of mixed use development and basement carparking
SuburbSuburb SuburbHELENSBURGH
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings; c7.13 Ground Floor dev on Business Zoned Land
JustificationJustification JustificationClause 4.6 justification provided for both WLEP 2009.Clause 4.3 and Clause 7.13 of Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009. A portion of the building exceeds the maximum height limit of 12 metres. Residential development is located on part of the ground floor of the building, which contravenes Clause 7.13 Certain land within business zones.
ExtentExtent ExtentMinor due to site constraints - steeply sloping constrained site
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1374
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date30-01-2020
LotLot LotLot 3 DP 450098
AddressAddress Address4 Spring Street MOUNT KEIRA NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionUse of alterations and additions to dwelling house and front fence
SuburbSuburb SuburbMOUNT KEIRA
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification Justification• The works, despite being undertaken without consent, would not result in any change to the presentation of the development to the street and no additional bulk and scale impacts. • The additional 33sqm is a minor encroachment. • The development retains compliant setbacks. • The additional FSR would not result in any privacy of amenity impacts on adjoining properties. • The additional FSR would not contribute to any overshadowing impacts. • There will be no unreasonable impacts resulting from the exception.
ExtentExtent Extent33sqm - 9% exceedance.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1034
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date18-12-2019
LotLot LotLot 4 SP 78814
AddressAddress Address4/8 Pioneer Drive WOONONA NSW 2517
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)IN2 Light Industrial
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMezzanine Level and Change of Use to Depot
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOONONA
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationThe applicant’s written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by subclause (3), and the proposed development will be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the particular standard and the objectives for development within the zone in which the development is proposed to be carried out.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 4.4 - 12% noncompliance to the 0.5:1 floor space ratio standard.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/951
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date18-12-2019
LotLot LotLot 9 SP 78814
AddressAddress Address9/8 Pioneer Drive WOONONA NSW 2517
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)IN2 Light Industrial
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMezzanine level and Change of Use to Warehouse and Distribution Centre
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOONONA
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationThe applicant’s written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by subclause (3), and the proposed development will be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the particular standard and the objectives for development within the zone in which the development is proposed to be carried out.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 4.4 - 12% noncompliance to the 0.5:1 floor space ratio standard.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1259
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date18-12-2019
LotLot LotLot 15 SP 78814
AddressAddress Address15/8 Pioneer Drive WOONONA NSW 2517
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)IN2 Light Industrial
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMezzanine Level and Change of use to Depot
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOONONA
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationThe applicant’s written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by subclause (3), and the proposed development will be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the particular standard and the objectives for development within the zone in which the development is proposed to be carried out.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 4.4 - 12% noncompliance to the 0.5:1 floor space ratio standard.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1054
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date18-12-2019
LotLot LotLot 204 DP 776457
AddressAddress Address8 Pioneer Drive WOONONA NSW 2517
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)IN2 Light Industrial
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMezzanine Level and Change of use to Warehouse and Distribution Centre
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOONONA
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationThe applicant’s written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by subclause (3), and the proposed development will be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the particular standard and the objectives for development within the zone in which the development is proposed to be carried out.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 4.4 - 12% noncompliance to the 0.5:1 floor space ratio standard
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1177
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date18-12-2019
LotLot LotLot 3 SP 78814
AddressAddress Address3/8 Pioneer Drive WOONONA NSW 2517
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)IN2 Light Industrial
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMezzanine Level and Change of use to Recreation Facility (Indoor)
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOONONA
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationThe applicant’s written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by subclause (3), and the proposed development will be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the particular standard and the objectives for development within the zone in which the development is proposed to be carried out.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 4.4 - 12% noncompliance to the 0.5:1 floor space ratio standard.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/1058
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date18-12-2019
LotLot LotLot 204 DP 776457
AddressAddress Address8 Pioneer Drive WOONONA NSW 2517
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)IN2 Light Industrial
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMezzanine levels and Change of use to Light Industry
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOONONA
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationThe applicant’s written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by subclause (3), and the proposed development will be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the particular standard and the objectives for development within the zone in which the development is proposed to be carried out.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 4.4 - 12% noncompliance to the 0.5:1 floor space ratio standard.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/774
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date11-12-2019
LotLot LotLot 2 DP 151454
AddressAddress Address16 Smith Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R1 General Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of existing structures and construction of a residential flat building
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c7.14 (1, 2) Minimum site width
JustificationJustification JustificationLot width 24m required (clause 7.14). Unreasonable and unnecessary in circumstances of the case. Suitable in zone and site context.
ExtentExtent ExtentLot width 20.11m
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/1481
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date09-12-2019
LotLot LotLot 3 DP 1159710
AddressAddress Address22 Robert Street CORRIMAL NSW 2518
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMixed Use Residential - residential flat building comprising 21 apartments above basement car parking, 13 townhouses with double garages and tree removals and Subdivision - Strata title - 34 lots
SuburbSuburb SuburbCORRIMAL
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification JustificationThe site is a large residue site that enables the building form to be of a greater scale than its surrounds; however, the building articulation and manipulation of elements attempt to reduce its apparent scale. The development is considered a form appropriate for the zoning and similar to existing development within close vicinity. The design is considered satisfactory and attempts to mitigate any unreasonable impacts on surrounding properties, whilst ensuring that the development is appropriate in the context of the existing and future anticipated character of the area. The development is therefore considered to be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the development standard and the objectives for development in the zone.
ExtentExtent ExtentThis clause prescribes a maximum height of 9 metres for the Site, as shown on the Height of Buildings Map. The proposed residential flat building has maximum overall height of 10.075m, exceeding the height limit by a maximum of 1.075m (11.9%).
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2017/730
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date02-12-2019
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 152849
AddressAddress Address131-135 Keira Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B4 Mixed Use
DescriptionDescription DescriptionDemolition of existing buildings and ancillary structures and the construction of a mixed use development above basement parking
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification JustificationA written justification statement was provided by the applicant and is considered to have sufficiently addressed the requirements of clause 4.6(3) of WLEP2009 and relevant established LEC Court principles for exceptions to development standards. It is also considered having regard for the exception request that the proposed development has been designed appropriately given the nature and characteristics of the site and is unlikely to result in significant adverse impacts on the character or amenity of the surrounding area.
ExtentExtent ExtentBuilding separation clause 8.6 WLEP 2009 Basement: various Parson's Lane apartments and rear of Keira Street properties; southen elevation and 10 Thomas Street; northern elevation and rear of 67 Smith Street Level 1: 5.06m between apartment B102 and Lot 1 DP 742078 where 16m is required
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthoritySouthern Regional Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/921
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date31-10-2019
LotLot LotLot 3 DP 16354
AddressAddress Address24 James Road CORRIMAL NSW 2518
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionSubdivision - Torrens title - two (2) residential lots
SuburbSuburb SuburbCORRIMAL
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationExisting Dual Occupancy development previously approved via a Complying Development Certificate. The FSR non-compliance is existing
ExtentExtent Extent0.4%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2011/685
DecisionDecision DecisionSurrendered
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date15-10-2019
LotLot LotLot 501 DP 848943
AddressAddress Address145 Lawrence Hargrave Drive AUSTINMER NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)E4 Environmental Living
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - Demolition of house and garage on Lot 500 and demolition of of two storey building on Lot 501 and alterations and additions to existing dwelling house on Lot 501 including new fencing, gates and landscaping
SuburbSuburb SuburbAUSTINMER
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings; c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationJustification for both variations was provided by the applicant. These variation statements were assessed and it was considered that the variations to development standards were both acceptable. Building height variation was less than 10% and as such Council assumed its delegation. Variation for FSR was greater than 10% and DOP concurrence was granted. "Concurrence granted by Director General on 01/08/11" for FSR variation.
ExtentExtent ExtentFSR: Permitted FSR 0.3:1 Approved FSR 0.34:1 Building Height Permitted Height 9m Approved Height 9.26m
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthoritySecretary of NSW Dept Planning and Environment
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2016/1354
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date26-09-2019
LotLot LotLot 26 Sec 2 DP 979376
AddressAddress Address43 Atchison Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B3 Commercial Core
DescriptionDescription DescriptionDemolition of existing structures on site and construction of a shop top housing development containing 203 residential apartments, two (2) levels of commercial/retail floor space, four (4) basement parking and servicing levels and associated landscaping and services
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings; c4.4A Floor space ratio Wollongong City Centre; c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification Justification1. Clause 4.4 - FSR. Variation sought in relation to the B6 zoned portion of the site, being the portion of road reserve to be closed to form part of the site. The FSR for the site overall, if calculated using Clause 4.4A over the whole site area, would be compliant. The departure was supported as the zone objectives were met, the objectives of the development standard are met despite the departure and the applicant's submission was consistent with the requirements of Clause 4.6. 2. Clause 4.3 - Building Height. Variation sought in relation to the B6 zoned portion of the site, being the portion of road reserve to be closed to form part of the site. The applicant's submission addressed Clause 4.6 and the development will be consistent with the objectives of the zone and the development standard despite the departure. Further, no unreasonable impacts will arise from the departure. 3. Clause 8.6 - variation to the northern boundary adjacent to dwelling at 41 Atchison Street, Wollongong.The reduced separation distance comes about due to the placement of the neighbouring dwelling. It is expected that with redevelopment of this site, a continuous street wall may be achieved. The applicant's submisison addressed Clause 4.6. The development is consistent with the zone objectives and the objectives of the development standard despite the departure. Variation also sought in relation to the separation distance between Blocks A and B. A 10m separation is proposed; Clause 8.6(3)(a) requires a 20m separation distance. The design appropriately overcomes any concerns with regard to amenity. The development is consistent with the objectives of the standard despite the non-compliance and the applicant's submission addressed Clause 4.6.
ExtentExtent Extent1. Clause 4.3 Building Height in relation to that part of the site zoned B6 which is subject to a 9m height limit; proposed height is 60m. 2. Clause 4.4 Floor Space Ratio (FSR) maximum permissible FSR of 0.5:1. The FSR of the development occupying the road closure allotment is 2.632:1. 3. Clause 8.6 Building Separation - variation to the northern boundary adjacent to 41 Atchison Street - 16m separation distance required; approximately 7m proposed. Variation between towers A and B within the development - 10m separation proposed; 20m required.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/557
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date23-08-2019
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 1082602
AddressAddress Address4 Lindsay Evans Place DAPTO NSW 2530
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionDemolition of existing 45 bed residential aged care facility and construction of new 111 bed residential aged care facility and conversion of existing 44 hostel bed facility to 22 serviced self-care dwellings with community/ancillary spaces, reconfiguration of and additional car parking and associated landscaping and infrastructure works plus tree removals
SuburbSuburb SuburbDAPTO
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification JustificationThe proposal is considered to be consistent with the objectives clause 4.3, as the proposal remains well under the permitted floor space for the site, will not impact on any significant view corridor or solar access. The design is considered satisfactory and attempts to mitigate any unreasonable impacts on surrounding properties, whilst ensuring that the development is compatible in the context of the future anticipated character of the area. The development is therefore considered to be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the development standard and the objectives for development in the zone.
ExtentExtent ExtentThe maximum height allowable for the land is 9 metres , as shown on the Height of Buildings Map. The proposal has maximum overall height of the residential care facility building is 12.12m, exceeding the height limit by 3.12m (34.7%).
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthoritySouthern Regional Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/598
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date14-08-2019
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 995894
AddressAddress Address19 Coledale Avenue COLEDALE NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)E4 Environmental Living
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of dwelling and construction of dwelling house and swimming pool
SuburbSuburb SuburbCOLEDALE
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationThe relevant approvals in the E4 zone were reviewed and it is apparent that the FSR standard has been abandoned; however, the 0.46:1 does not compromise the 0.5 required in the nearby R2 zone.
ExtentExtent Extent0.3 required and 0.46 provided. Exceedance of 52%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/213
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date28-06-2019
LotLot LotLot 23 DP 35718
AddressAddress Address29 Carr Street TOWRADGI NSW 2518
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of existing structures, tree removals and construction of multi dwelling housing - three (3) attached townhouses
SuburbSuburb SuburbTOWRADGI
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c7.14 (1, 2) Minimum site width
JustificationJustification JustificationA written justification statement was provided by the applicant and is considered to have sufficiently addressed the requirements of clause 4.6(3) of WLEP2009 and relevant established LEC Court principles for exceptions to development standards. It is also considered having regard for the exception request that the proposed development has been designed appropriately given the nature and characteristics of the site and is unlikely to result in significant adverse impacts on the character or amenity of the surrounding area.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 7.14 Minimum site width requirement - 18 metres for multi dwellings. Proposal – 16.5 metres which represents an 8.33% shortfall
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/1517
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date31-05-2019
LotLot LotLot 1 Sec D DP 4167
AddressAddress Address145-149 Princes Highway CORRIMAL NSW 2518
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B2 Local Centre
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMixed use development comprising 1 retail tenancy, 13 affordable units, 15 self-contained boarding house studios and associated car parking and landscaping works
SuburbSuburb SuburbCORRIMAL
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings; c7.13 Ground Floor dev on Business Zoned Land; c7.14 (1, 2) Minimum site width
JustificationJustification JustificationA written justification statement was provided by the applicant and is considered to have sufficiently addressed the requirements of clause 4.6(3) of WLEP2009 and relevant established LEC Court principles for exceptions to development standards. It is also considered having regard for the exception request that the proposed development has been designed appropriately given the nature and characteristics of the site and is unlikely to result in significant adverse impacts on the character or amenity of the surrounding area.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 4.3 Building Height requirement - 15 metres maximum Proposal - 16.68 metres which represents an - 11.2% exceedance Clause 7.13 Ground Floor development residential use restriction on land within business zones Proposal – 2 units, communal open space and residential entrance corridors on the ground floor. Clause 7.14 Minimum site width requirement – 24 metres for residential flat building Proposal - 18.2 metres provided which represents a 24% shortfall
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthoritySouthern Regional Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/88
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date29-05-2019
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 499682
AddressAddress Address157 Lawrence Hargrave Drive AUSTINMER NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)E4 Environmental Living
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition works, alterations and additions to existing dwelling and construction of a new secondary dwelling and garage
SuburbSuburb SuburbAUSTINMER
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationA written justification statement was provided by the applicant and is considered to have sufficiently addressed the requirements of clause 4.6(3) of WLEP2009 and relevant established LEC Court principles for exceptions to development standards. It is also considered having regard for the exception request that the proposed development has been designed appropriately given the nature and characteristics of the site and is unlikely to result in significant adverse impacts on the character or amenity of the surrounding area.
ExtentExtent ExtentMaximum 0.30:1 Clause 4.4 Floor space ratio requirement - 0.3 :1 Proposal – 0.325 :1 which represents a 7% exceedance
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/1219
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date10-04-2019
LotLot LotLot 6 Sec C DP 4167
AddressAddress Address151-153 Princes Highway CORRIMAL NSW 2518
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B2 Local Centre
DescriptionDescription DescriptionDemolition of existing building and construction of a shoptop housing development including Subdivision - Strata title - 10 lots
SuburbSuburb SuburbCORRIMAL
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c7.14 (1, 2) Minimum site width
JustificationJustification JustificationA written justification statement was provided by the applicant and is considered to have sufficiently addressed the requirements of clause 4.6(3) of WLEP2009 and relevant established LEC Court principles for exceptions to development standards. It is also considered having regard for the exception request that the proposed development has been designed appropriately given the nature and characteristics of the site and is unlikely to result in significant adverse impacts on the character or amenity of the surrounding area.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 7.14 Minimum site width requirement - 24 metres for Residential Flat Building Proposal – 16.8 metres which represents an 30% shortfall
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityWollongong Local Planning Panel
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2019/5
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date29-03-2019
LotLot LotLot 2 SP 86050
AddressAddress Address2/757 Lawrence Hargrave Drive COLEDALE NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of carport, alterations and additions to existing dwelling house and construction of a detached garage
SuburbSuburb SuburbCOLEDALE
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationApplicant has submitted Cl.4.6 variation request and is assessed to be satisfactory.
ExtentExtent Extent9.6% departure
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/973
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date20-03-2019
LotLot LotLot B DP 358466
AddressAddress Address28 Young Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B3 Commercial Core
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of existing structures and construction of a 15 storey mixed use development comprising seven (7) commercial tenancies, 64 residential apartments and car parking for 90 vehicles
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification JustificationClause 8.6 - Building separation within Zone B3 Commercial Core or Zone B4 Mixed Use: This clause requires that (2) Buildings on land within Zone B3 Commercial Core or B4 Mixed Use must be erected so that: (a) there is no separation between neighbouring buildings up to the street frontage height of the relevant building or up to 24 metres above ground level whichever is the lesser The proposal satisfies this requirement. The podium however contains residential units and therefore subclause 3) applies which states (3) Despite subclause (2), if a building contains a dwelling, all habitable parts of the dwelling including any balcony must not be less than: (a) 20 metres from any habitable part of a dwelling contained in any other building, and (b) 16 metres from any other part of any other building. A suitable clause 4.6 variation has been provided. The objective of this clause is to ensure sufficient separation of buildings for reasons of visual appearance, privacy and solar access. The visual appearance of the building is considered satisfactory. A suitable degree of articulation is provided as well as a mixture of materials and finishes which add visual interest to the building. The facades are articulated to ensure there are no undesirable expanses of one material and to provide some light and shade. No concerns are raised in regard to visual privacy. The adjoining development to the south is a two storey commercial building constructed on the boundary with no openings. The land to the north similarly contains a single commercial building. No concerns are raised in respect of acoustic privacy. Solar access to the units within the development or adjoining buildings is not compromised by the variation. The objectives of the zone are as follows: • To provide a wide range of retail, business, office, entertainment, community and other suitable land uses that serve the needs of the local and wider community. • To encourage appropriate employment opportunities in accessible locations. • To maximise public transport patronage and encourage walking and cycling. • To strengthen the role of the Wollongong city centre as the regional business, retail and cultural centre of the Illawarra region. • To provide for high density residential development within a mixed use development if it: (a) is in a location that is accessible to public transport, employment, retail, commercial and service facilities, and (b) contributes to the vitality of the Wollongong city centre. The proposed variation is not considered to compromise the achievement of these objectives.
ExtentExtent ExtentA zero setback up to street frontage height is proposed for levels containing residential units.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/1172
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date18-12-2018
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 31616
AddressAddress Address5 The Circle WOONONA NSW 2517
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B1 Neighbourhood Centre
DescriptionDescription DescriptionMixed Use Development - demolition works with alterations to existing shop and construction of shop top housing - one (1) x two (2) bedroom apartment
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOONONA
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification Justificationsmall size of subject allotment, provision of shop top housing consistent with zone and in close proximity to transport
ExtentExtent Extent9%
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/950
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date13-11-2018
LotLot LotLot 2 SP 89977
AddressAddress Address2/21 Cemetery Road HELENSBURGH NSW 2508
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)IN2 Light Industrial
DescriptionDescription DescriptionUse of Units 2 and 3 as production of videos for entertainment, education and social media and use of constructed raised storage platforms (mezzanines)
SuburbSuburb SuburbHELENSBURGH
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationWorks are internal and result in no increased bulk and scale, and no anticipated loss of amenity for surrounding development.
ExtentExtent ExtentVariation to Clause 4.4 Floor space ratio of 0.55:1 or 10% variation (0.5:1 max)
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/313
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date17-10-2018
LotLot LotLot 90 DP 654200
AddressAddress Address2 Frederick Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R1 General Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - demolition of existing structures and construction of a boarding house development
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings
JustificationJustification Justification17.76m approved, 11% variation
ExtentExtent ExtentThe height of the building exceeds the 16m height limit due to the lift overrun with proposed a height of 17.76m. A Clause 4.6 submission was submitted with the Development Application. The proposed height variation was supported on the basis that the objectives of Clause 4.3 Height of Buildings under WLEP 2009 have been met and it is considered that the development will not lead to adverse visual or environmental impacts. The Clause 4.6 Statement provided reasonable justification that the development achieves the objectives of Clause 4.3, the objectives of the R1 zone and has sufficient planning grounds to justify the variation. The variation request was considered at the WLPP meeting of 17 October 2018 and approval was granted.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2017/493
DecisionDecision DecisionApproved
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date17-10-2018
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 66347, Lot 1 DP 69724, Lot 1 DP 746944
AddressAddress AddressLangs Building 95-109 Crown Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)B3 Commercial Core
DescriptionDescription DescriptionCommercial - demolition of existing building and construction of new commercial premises comprising of offices and retail tenancies
SuburbSuburb SuburbWOLLONGONG
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c8.6 (2,3) Zone B3 Commercial Core/Zone B4 Mixed
JustificationJustification JustificationClause 8.6 - Building Separation within B3 zone. Building separation to adjoining western site varied to maintain key view corridor and minimise overshadowing to adjacent heritage item and maintain desired street frontage at the entrance to Crown Street mall.
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 8.6(2)(b) requires a 12m separation distance from any other building between the street frontage height to 45m. The proposed building is located a minimum of 4.42m from the boundary (and adjoining building) on Level 2.
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring Authority
ApplicationApplication ApplicationDA-2018/699
DecisionDecision DecisionRefused
Determination DateDetermination Date Determination Date20-09-2018
LotLot LotLot 1 DP 196886
AddressAddress Address11 Northcote Street COLEDALE NSW 2515
Zoning(s)Zoning(s) Zoning(s)R2 Low Density Residential
DescriptionDescription DescriptionResidential - alterations and additions
SuburbSuburb SuburbCOLEDALE
Planning Instrument(s)Planning Instrument(s) Planning Instrument(s)WLEP 2009
Clause(s)Clause(s) Clause(s)c4.3(2) Height of buildings; c4.4(2) Floor space ratio
JustificationJustification JustificationClause 2.3 - Zone objectives and land use table - No justification Clause 4.3 - Height of Buildings - No Justification Clause 4.4 Floor Space Ratio - the development standard is unreasonable or unnecessary for the circumstances of the case & there are sufficient environmental grounds to justify contravening the development standard Clause 4.6 Exceptions to Development Standards - the application has not adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by subclause (3)
ExtentExtent ExtentClause 4.3 - unknown deviation fronm the Standard Clause 4.4 - 9.28% deviation from the standard
Concurring AuthorityConcurring Authority Concurring AuthorityCouncil under assumed concurrence