Voluntary planning agreements

A voluntary planning agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as Inner West Council) and a developer. Under the agreement, a developer agrees to provide or fund:

  • public amenities and public services
  • affordable housing
  • transport or other infrastructure.

Contributions can be made through:

  • dedication of land
  • monetary contributions
  • construction of infrastructure
  • provision of materials for public benefit and/or use.

VPAs cannot be entered into unless public notice has been given and an explanatory note is made available for inspection for at least 28 days.

Address Developer contact Planning/development status VPA Status VPA Information
101-103 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield JRNN Pty Limited Planning proposal approved Executed August 2018 The developer will provide a monetary payment of $250,000 for affordable housing in the council area. The agreement does not exclude the Developer from paying Development Contributions as per Section 7.11 and 7.12 of the Act.
Marrickville Metro – 34 Victoria Road and 13-55 Edinburgh Road, Marrickville Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre Pty Limited The Planning Proposal for Marrickville Metro – 34 Victoria Road and 13-55 Edinburgh Road, Marrickville was approved by the State Government Under Section 75O of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 on the 19th March 2012 and modified by the Minster under Section 75W of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 on 23 April 2015 Executed July 2018 A total monetary contribution of $600,000 - Upgarde local shopping strips withing council area
• The first $300,000 contribution to be paid in equal instalments over three consecutive years from the date first issue of an Occupation certificate for Stage 1 of the Project
• The second $300,000 contribution to be paid in equal instalments over three consecutive years from the date first issue of an Occupation certificate for Stage 2 of the Project
• The contribution made pursuant to the VPA is over and above any other contribution payable pursuant to this consent
A total monetary contribution of $600,000 - Upgarde local community facilities
• The first $300,000 contribution to be paid in equal instalments over three consecutive years from the date first issue of an Occupation certificate for Stage 1 of the Project
• The second $300,000 contribution to be paid in equal instalments over three consecutive years from the date first issue of an Occupation certificate for Stage 2 of the Project
• The contribution made pursuant to the VPA is over and above any other contribution payable pursuant to this consent
15-17 Marion St, Leichhardt known as Annesley House Uniting / United Church Property Trust - landowner & developer Planning proposal approved Executed July 2018 The Developer must make the Development Contribution by registering a restriction on the title to the Land reflecting the dedication of 15% of the total number of residential units in the Development as Affordable Housing Units in the Development in perpetuity. If 15% of the total number of Affordable Housing Units in the Development does not equate to a whole number, then the number of Affordable Housing Units will be rounded down to the next whole number
168 Norton St, Leichhardt
known as Harold Hawkins Court
Uniting / United Church Property Trust - landowner & developer Planning proposal approved Executed July 2018 The Developer must make the Development Contribution by registering a restriction on the title to the Land reflecting the dedication of 15% of the total number of residential units in the Development as Affordable Housing Units in the Development in perpetuity. If 15% of the total number of Affordable Housing Units in the Development does not equate to a whole number, then the number of Affordable Housing Units will be rounded down to the next whole number
Grove Street, Dulwich Hill SLM Campsie Pty Ltd Development approved Executed August 2016 2 affordable housing units
Public domain works
Public access agreement
In addition to s.94 contributions
429 – 449 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill 429 Cheriah Pty Ltd & 888 New Canterbury Road Pty Ltd Development approved Executed March 2016 Cash payment (est $1.3m) in lieu of s.94 contributions
Cash payment ($800,000) for expenditure on public domain in Dulwich Hill, Seaview St community centre or toilet strategy for Hoskins Park
14 McGill St Lewisham 14 McGill St Pty Ltd Development approved Executed December 2015 Cash payment approx $1m in lieu of s.94 contributions
Cash Payment of $280,000 for expenditure on public domain works in McGill St or in the Greenway
801-807 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill 801 NCR Pty Ltd & Maxxso Pty Ltd Development completed Executed December 2015 Cash payment $1m in lieu of s.94 contributions
Cash payment $400,000 for expenditure on any public infrastructure / benefits Council considers appropriate
1-15 West St, Petersham P & N Sieman Pty Ltd Executed November 2015 Cash payment of $270,000 to be expended within Petersham Park
In addition to s.94 contribution
141 Allen St & 159 Allen St, Leichhardt Leichhardt 141 Pty Ltd &
Arquilla Bulk Trading Co Pty Ltd
Works haven't commenced Executed 2015 For the lots if developed together:
The amount that would be payable under Leichhardt Council’s s.94 Plans (estimated approx $3,714,845) ignoring the Ministerial direction to cap contributions. Up to the cap amount, it is for any public purpose including but not limited to the items in the s.94 Plan. Above the cap amount, it is for affordable housing in the local government area.
$3,000 per square metre of additional floor space above 1.5:1, for any public purpose
$187,000 to the Affordable Housing Fund.

For lot 1 if developed separately:
The amount that would be payable under Leichhardt Council’s s.94 Plans (estimated approx $2,843,919) ignoring the Ministerial direction to cap contributions. Up to the cap amount, it is for any public purpose including but not limited to the the items in the s.94 Plan. Above the cap amount, it is for affordable housing in the local government area.
$3,000 per square metre of additional floor space above 1.5:1, for any public purpose
$142,023 to the Affordable Housing Fund.

For lot X if developed separately:
The amount that would be payable under Leichhardt Council’s s.94 Plans (estimated approx $870,926) ignoring the Ministerial direction to cap contributions. Up to the cap amount, it is for any public purpose including but not limited to the items in the s.94 Plan. Above the cap amount, it is for affordable housing in the local government area.
$3,000 per square metre of additional floor space above 1.5:1, for any public purpose
$45,026 to the Affordable Housing Fund.
40 George St, Leichhardt Terrence David Rowney
(Note: VPA with Minister for Planning, not Council)
Development completed Executed - This is a State Government VPA -Council not a party to VPA Planning amendments & VPA by Department of Planning.
4 x 1 bedroom affordable housing strata lots to be transferred to the Minister or its nominee
2 x studio strata lots to be leased to a community housing provider for 10 years
In addition to s.94 contributions at maximum $20,000 per lot
22 George St, Leichhardt KGS (Victoria) Pty Ltd
(Note: VPA with Minister for Planning, not Council)
Development completed Executed - This is a State Government VPA -Council not a party to VPA Planning amendments & VPA by Department of Planning.
7 strata Affordable Housing lots to be transferred to the Minister or its nominee
In addition s.94 contributions at maximum $20,000 per lot
Lewisham Towers, Lewisham Meriton Development completed Entered into December 2013 New park
4 affordable housing units
Strata space
Off-site pedestrian improvements
Cash (approx $1m)
In lieu of s.94 contribution
362-372 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill Damonu Pty Ltd Development completed Executed October 2013 Strata space
Fitout allowance of $200,000
Cash payment of $700,000 in lieu of s.94 contribution
118-124 Terry St, Rozelle Anka Constructions Pty Ltd Development completed Executed 14 September 2012 The amount that would be payable under Leichhardt Council’s s.94 Plans (estimated approx $4,160,000) ignoring the Ministerial direction to cap contributions. Up to the cap amount, it is for any public purpose including but not limited to the items in the s.94 Plan. Above the cap amount, it is for affordable housing in the local government area.
$3,000 per square metre of additional floor space above 1.5:1, for any public purpose
$270,000 to the Affordable Housing Fund
Dedication to Council of New St as public road, constructed.
138-152 & 154-156 Victoria Rd, 697 Darling St & 1-7 Waterloo St, Rozelle Balmain Leagues Club Limited – landowner & developer at time it was a party to VPA
Site since sold to Rozelle Village Pty Ltd
No Planning proposal submitted Executed 26 June 2008 $250,000 for upgrading or roads, footpath & traffic in the vicinity of the development (in addition to DA conditions of consent for roads works required by the development).
$500,000 by way of annual payments of $50,000 for 10 years for grants to community groups.
Monetary amounts indexed by CPI.
In addition to s.94 contributions
DA to include public pedestrian link to Darling St, bridge over Victoria Rd, community shuttle bus, designated taxi drop off area, free home delivery service with 5km radius, implement Aboriginal Participation in Construction Guidelines, bicycle facilities, & facilitate car sharing schemes.

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