Council Minutes - Section D: Planning Delegations - 24 September 2019

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Planning delegations were tabled at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 24 September 2019 which was held at the Council Conference and Reception Centre in City Hall, 57 Little Malop Street, Geelong.

Source:

Planning & Development - City Development

Director:

Gareth Smith

Portfolio:

Sustainable Development


Purpose

  1. To provide a schedule of all applications determined under development application powers delegated by Council to members of staff.


Background

  1. Section 98 of the Local Government Act 1989 and section 188 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 empower Council to delegate its powers, duties and functions under relevant legislation to members of Council staff.

  2. Council may also delegate to committees comprising Councillors and staff or a combination of both, pursuant to sections 86 and 87 of the Local Government Act 1989 and section 188 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

  3. At its meeting on 13 March 2007 Council established a Planning Committee and a Development Hearings Panel with delegated powers to determine upon any development applications which have been the subject of an objection or in circumstances where officers have recommended refusal of the application.

  4. At its meeting on 23 September 2008 Council adopted a recommendation to allow Officers (restricted to Manager, Coordinator and Team Leader level) the ability to consider and approve applications with five or less objections.

  5. The appendix to this report contains a schedule of all applications determined under these delegations.

Councillor Mason moved, Councillor Asher seconded -

  1. That the information be received.

Carried.


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