Public Exhibition - Draft Planning Agreement Between Bellingen Shire Council & Shaul Rubenstein Pty Limited (Relating to the development of the former Carl Foster Service Station site in Bellingen)

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Consultation has concluded

Council has received an offer from Shaul Rubinstein Pty Limited to enter into a Planning Agreement relating to the redevelopment of the former Carl Foster Service Station site located at 84-90 Hyde Street, Bellingen. The Draft Planning Agreement relates to the approval of Development Application 2018/DA-00025 for Demolition, Remediation and Construction of Shop Top Housing at 84 – 90 Hyde Street Bellingen. This was approved by the Northern Regional Planning Panel at its meeting of 20 March 2019.

The Draft Planning Agreement is consistent with the scope of a Draft Planning Agreement that was previously exhibited, concurrently with Development Application 2018/DA-00025.

The key effects of the Draft Planning Agreement are as follows.

a) Halpins Lane will be upgraded for its entire length by removing the existing bitumen from the pavement and replacing it with a new AC seal and upgrading the pavement. The Developer will meet 33% of the total costs and Council will meet 67% of the total costs. The estimated cost of this work is $198,854.

b) 36 car parking spaces will be provided in Oak St, including footpath connectivity and lighting back to the development site at full cost to the Developer.

c) 4 on street parking spaces will be reinstated at the front of the development on Hyde St at full cost to the Developer.

d) The footpath area in front of the development on Hyde St will be reconstructed in the same materials utilised in the Bellingen Mainstreet Masterplan, with the Developer meeting 50% of the costs and Council meeting 50% of the costs. The estimated cost of this work is $99,940.

Council is now seeking feedback on the Draft Planning Agreement, which is being publicly exhibited pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act 1979).

The Draft Planning Agreement, and an Explanatory Note regarding this agreement can be inspected in the Document Library attached to this webpage.

Please note that this exhibition is subject to the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 and Section 10.18 of the EP&A Act 1979 which prescribes that any requirement that a document be made available for public inspection is satisfied if the document is instead made available on the NSW planning portal or any other website approved by the Planning Secretary. This website has been approved by the Planning Secretary and accordingly, no hard copies of the relevant documentation will be made available for inspection.

The public exhibition period will commence on Tuesday 30 June 2020 and submissions will be received up until 4.30pm on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Inquiries regarding the Draft Planning Agreement should be directed to Councils' Senior Strategic Planner, Daniel Bennett, on 6655 7352. Written submissions should include the following reference;

Submission - Draft Planning Agreement between Bellingen Shire Council & Shaul Rubinstein Pty Limited

Submissions should preferably be emailed to the following address; council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au

Written submissions can be addressed to; The General Manager, Bellingen Shire Council, PO Box 117, BELLINGEN, NSW, 2454

Council has received an offer from Shaul Rubinstein Pty Limited to enter into a Planning Agreement relating to the redevelopment of the former Carl Foster Service Station site located at 84-90 Hyde Street, Bellingen. The Draft Planning Agreement relates to the approval of Development Application 2018/DA-00025 for Demolition, Remediation and Construction of Shop Top Housing at 84 – 90 Hyde Street Bellingen. This was approved by the Northern Regional Planning Panel at its meeting of 20 March 2019.

The Draft Planning Agreement is consistent with the scope of a Draft Planning Agreement that was previously exhibited, concurrently with Development Application 2018/DA-00025.

The key effects of the Draft Planning Agreement are as follows.

a) Halpins Lane will be upgraded for its entire length by removing the existing bitumen from the pavement and replacing it with a new AC seal and upgrading the pavement. The Developer will meet 33% of the total costs and Council will meet 67% of the total costs. The estimated cost of this work is $198,854.

b) 36 car parking spaces will be provided in Oak St, including footpath connectivity and lighting back to the development site at full cost to the Developer.

c) 4 on street parking spaces will be reinstated at the front of the development on Hyde St at full cost to the Developer.

d) The footpath area in front of the development on Hyde St will be reconstructed in the same materials utilised in the Bellingen Mainstreet Masterplan, with the Developer meeting 50% of the costs and Council meeting 50% of the costs. The estimated cost of this work is $99,940.

Council is now seeking feedback on the Draft Planning Agreement, which is being publicly exhibited pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act 1979).

The Draft Planning Agreement, and an Explanatory Note regarding this agreement can be inspected in the Document Library attached to this webpage.

Please note that this exhibition is subject to the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 and Section 10.18 of the EP&A Act 1979 which prescribes that any requirement that a document be made available for public inspection is satisfied if the document is instead made available on the NSW planning portal or any other website approved by the Planning Secretary. This website has been approved by the Planning Secretary and accordingly, no hard copies of the relevant documentation will be made available for inspection.

The public exhibition period will commence on Tuesday 30 June 2020 and submissions will be received up until 4.30pm on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Inquiries regarding the Draft Planning Agreement should be directed to Councils' Senior Strategic Planner, Daniel Bennett, on 6655 7352. Written submissions should include the following reference;

Submission - Draft Planning Agreement between Bellingen Shire Council & Shaul Rubinstein Pty Limited

Submissions should preferably be emailed to the following address; council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au

Written submissions can be addressed to; The General Manager, Bellingen Shire Council, PO Box 117, BELLINGEN, NSW, 2454