Development Contributions Voluntary Planning Agreements

Development contributions are payments, or the provision of works by developers, for community facilities and services. In addition to developer contributions, a developer may enter into a Planning Agreement with Council to provide a public benefit.

Development Contributions

Development contributions are payments or the provision of works by developers for community facilities and services such as sports fields, parks, traffic management facilities and community centres. These contributions help provide and improve community amenities and services. 

The Environmental Planning Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) and Environment Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 sets out how the development contributions system works in NSW. The development contributions are levied under section 7.11, section 7.12 and section 7.13 of the EP&A Act.

Burwood Council levies development contributions in accordance with section 7.12 of the EP&A Act. The levy is applied as a percentage and contributions are used to assist in the provision and delivery of infrastructure across the Local Government Area in line with demand for public services and infrastructure.

Burwood Council has two (2) section 7.12 contributions plans:

More information

Section 7.12 Fact Sheet(PDF, 517KB)

Calculating the genuine estimated cost of development

Development Contributions Register

Council is required to maintain a Contributions Register, which contains contributions levied and paid as conditions of approved development applications or complying development certificates.

The register contains information from 1 July 2022, and is updated at the end of each month.

Developer-Contributions-Register-July-2022.pdf(PDF, 86KB)

Developer-Contributions-Register-August-2022.pdf(PDF, 89KB)

Developer-Contributions-Register-September-2022.pdf(PDF, 89KB)

Developer-Contributions-Register-October-2022.pdf(PDF, 90KB)

Developer-Contributions-Register-November-2022.pdf(PDF, 91KB)

For more information on the contributions register contact City Planning on 9911 9911

Voluntary Planning Agreements Policy

A Planning Agreement (also commonly referred to as a voluntary planning agreement or VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as Burwood Council) and a developer.

A planning agreement can provide for the payment of a monetary contribution, dedication of land, or any other public benefit to be used for a public purpose.

Planning agreements may operate alongside section 7.12 contributions plans or may exempt developer contributions as part of the agreement.

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

Council's Planning Agreements Policy(PDF, 328KB) was adopted by Council on 6 December 2005 and was amended on 30 October 2018.

The Policy provides guidelines for both the Council and developers to effectively negotiate and prepare Planning Agreements, and provides a template planning agreement document.

The Planning Agreements Policy is integral to the implementation of Council’s Policy on Carrying Out Bonus Development in the Public Interest (adopted by Council on 21 August 2018 and effective from 1 September 2018), and the Burwood Development Control Plan (BDCP) parking guidelines in business zones (adopted by Council on 4 December 2012).

Planning Agreements Policy(PDF, 328KB)

Policy - Carrying out bonus development in the public interest(PDF, 3MB)

Register of Planning Agreements

Clause 206 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 requires Council to keep a register of all planning agreements. Below is a list of planning agreements with Council that are currently on exhibition, under consideration, executed or concluded for public view. 

Planning Agreement Register (clause 206 of the EP&A Regulation 2021)
Burwood Council

Address
Suburb
Parties to the Agreement
Description of the VPA
Development Application No
Date VPA was entered into
 Notification (on public exhibition)
         

 

       

 

 
Finalising (after exhibition but not reported)
 
17 Deane Street
VPA(PDF, 266KB)
EN(PDF, 155KB)
 
Burwood
 
HGA Capital Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $1,208,550 to Council towards the provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
 
127/2021
 
N/A
           
 Operating (Notified, endorsed by Council but not yet signed)
 
121-133 Burwood Road and 38-40 Railway Parade(PDF, 86KB)
 
Burwood
Blairgrove Pty Ltd and Bondbarb Pty Ltd and Burwood Council 
 
Bonus development
 
 
149/2014 DA tied to VPA
 
N/A
 
185F Burwood Road(PDF, 358KB)
 
Burwood
Guy Lorello 18F Burwood, Road, Burwood and Burwood Council
 
Shortfall of parking

 

 
131/2015 DA tied to VPA
 N/A
 
14 Burwood Road(PDF, 177KB)
 
Burwood
 James Trung Vinh Ngo and Burwood Council
 Shortfall of parking
13/2016 DA tied to VPA
 N/A
 
55A Shaftesbury Road(PDF, 475KB)
 
Burwood
Chamoun Investments Pty Ltd and M & M Tannous Pty Ltd and Burwood City Council
 
Shortfall of parking
129/2016 DA tied to VPA
 N/A
 
17 Deane Street(PDF, 318KB)
 
Burwood
HGA Capital Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
 
Bonus development 
27/2017 DA tied to VPA
 
N/A
 
14 Railway Parade(PDF, 506KB)
 
Burwood
Tuo Yuan Development Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
 
Bonus development
32/2017 DA tied to VPA
 
N/A
 
32-34 Burwood Road(PDF, 256KB)
 
Burwood
ONEMark One Property Group Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
 
Bonus development
39/2017 DA tied to VPA
 
N/A
 
197-199 Burwood Road(PDF, 571KB)
 
Burwood
Afar Investments Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
 
Bonus development
53/2017 DA not yet approved
 
N/A
 
24 Burleigh Street(PDF, 514KB)
 
Burwood
O.T.A.R Investments Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
 
Shortfall of parking
56/2017 VPA not tied to LEC orders
 
N/A
 
185E Burwood Road(PDF, 234KB)
 
Burwood
Dennis Lup Yik Wong & Elsa Suet Fong Shum Wong and Burwood Council
 
Shortfall of parking
16/2018 DA tied to VPA
 
N/A
 
28-34 Victoria Street
 
Burwood
   
Bonus development
91/2019
 
N/A
17 George Street
 Burwood
 
 Bonus development
 110/2020
 
N/A
 
127-133 Burwood Road
VPA(PDF, 327KB)
EN(PDF, 160KB)
 
Burwood
 
Blairgrove Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
 
Shortfall of parking. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $432,960 to Council in exchange for 10 on-site visitor parking spaces.
 
119/2021
 
N/A
 
2 George Street(PDF, 7MB)
 
Burwood
 
Burwood RSL Club Ltd and Burwood Council
 
Various developer's works as public benefits with a total value of $15,397,172 including: Dedication of land, construction of portions of roads, installation of infrastructure and public domain works.
 
103/2020
 
N/A
Executed
17 Wilga Street(PDF, 3MB)
Burwood
Wilga St Properties Pty Ltd and Magnas Property Group Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Shortfall of parking. Payment by owner /developer of a monetary contribution of $120,600 to Council in exchange
for 4 on-site visitor parking spaces.
164/2009
31/08/2012
113-117 Burwood Road(PDF, 3MB)
Burwood
Barker Street Pty Ltd atf LMP Unit Trust, Antoine Doueihi and Laudi Doueihi and Burwood Council
Shortfall of parking. Payment by owner /developer of a monetary contribution of $35,872 to Council in exchange
for 0.8 deficient on-site parking spaces.
189/2011
3/02/2014
42-44 Meryla Street & 84-86 Burwood Road(PDF, 3MB)
Burwood
Coronation Club Limited and The Bay Group Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Shortfall of parking. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $148,800 to Council in exchange
for 4 on-site visitor parking spaces.
75/2014
6/07/2015
36-38 Victoria Street(PDF, 4MB)
Burwood
P & N Group Holdings Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $665,600 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
Dec-12
4/08/2015
9-15 Deane Street and 18-20 George Street(PDF, 8MB)
Burwood
Margaret Elias and Farah Elias and Sarah Anne Tohme and Jade Elias and Burwood Enterprise Centre Pty Ltd and Burwood Commercial Centre Pty Ltd and St John Ambulence Australia (NSW Trust) Ltd (St John) and Farah Custodians Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $1,676,640 to Council towards
the provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or
other public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
51/2015
15/09/2015
9-15 Deane Street and 18-20 George Street(PDF, 7MB)
Burwood
Margaret Elias and Farah Elias and Sarah Anne Tohme and Jade Elias and Burwood Enterprise Centre Pty Ltd and Burwood Commercial Centre Pty Ltd and Farah Custodians Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Shortfall of parking. Payment by owner /developer of a monetary contribution of $1,078,800 to Council in
exchange for 27 on-site visitor parking spaces and 2 deficient on-site retail parking spaces.
51/2015
15/09/2015
22 The Boulevarde(PDF, 610KB)
Strathfield
Mr Chang Min Hwang and Mrs Chloe Chung-Ihn Hwang and Burwood Council
Shortfall of parking. Payment by owner /developer of a monetary contribution of $48,000 to Council in exchange
for 1 deficient on-site parking space.
148/2015
18/05/2016
6 Railway Parade(PDF, 1MB)
Burwood
Burwood Holdings (NSW) Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development, visitors parking and shortfall of parking. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $275,000 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
Payment by owner /developer of a monetary contribution of $137,760 to Council in exchange
for 1.4 on-site visitor parking spaces and 1.75 deficient on-site commercial or residential
parking spaces.
52/2016
22/05/2017
1-3 Elizabeth Street(PDF, 782KB)
Burwood
Tasman Serviced Apartments Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Shortfall of parking. Payment by owner /developer of a monetary contribution of $93,000 to Council in exchange
for 2 deficient on-site parking spaces.
47/2015
2/06/2017
27-29 Burwood Road(PDF, 1MB)
Burwood
Shoreline Organisation Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $374,000 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
22/2014
21/06/2017
11-13 Burwood Road(PDF, 618KB)
Burwood
Australia Globe Industry and Commerce Pty Ltd and Jinda (Aust) Industrial Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $349,800 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
98/2014
8/11/2017
6 Railway Parade(PDF, 988KB)
Burwood
Burwood Holdings (NSW) Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Shortfall of visitor parking. Payment by owner /developer of a monetary contribution of $293,040 to Council in exchange
for 7.4 on-site visitor parking spaces.
52/2016
29/11/2017
1 Lyons Street(PDF, 591KB)
Strathfield
Prospect Road Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Shortfall of parking. Payment by owner /developer of a monetary contribution of $49,500 to Council in exchange
for 1 deficient on-site parking space.
101/2015
29/11/2017
2-14 Elsie Street(PDF, 532KB)
Burwood
Atlas Property Holdings Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $1,728,975 to Council towards
the provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or
other public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
14/2017
13/03/2018
29 George Street(PDF, 620KB)
Burwood
Stewards Foundation of Christian Brethren and Burwood Council
Bonus development and visitors parking. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $936,900 to Council towards
the provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or
other public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
Payment by owner /developer of a monetary contribution of $166,320 to Council in
exchange for 4.2 on-site visitor parking spaces.
70/2016
19/03/2018
16 Railway Parade(PDF, 767KB)
Burwood
Nascon Asset Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $755,700 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
45/2016
1/05/2018
8-14 Lyons Street(PDF, 812KB)
Strathfield
ARM Holdings Pty Ltd ATF The Albert Metledge Family Trust and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $778,800 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site
Jul-16
29/05/2018
26 Parnell Street(PDF, 953KB)
Strathfield
Seiner Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $302,100 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
46/2016
10/01/2019
180-186 Burwood Road & 7-9 Burleigh Street(PDF, 1005KB)
Burwood
Giant Project Group Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $1,076,988 to Council towards
the provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or
other public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
103/2016
10/09/2019
1-3 Marmaduke Street and 7 Deane Street(PDF, 964KB)
Burwood
Dean Street Holdings Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/ developer of a monetary contribution of $872,960 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
98/2015
11/10/2019
84-88 Burwood Road(PDF, 651KB)
Burwood
Coronation Club Limited and Bay Group 2 Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Shortfall of visitor parking. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $162,048 to Council in exchange
for 4 on-site visitor parking spaces.
47/2018
31/10/2019
23-27 George Street(PDF, 845KB)
Burwood
George St Property Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $817,500 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
179/2016
14/11/2019
42-50 & 52-60 Railway Parade(PDF, 19MB)
Burwood
Burwood Tower Holdings Pty Ltd and Wynne Ave Property Pty Ltd atf Wynne Ave Property Trust and Burwood Council
Monetary contributions of $30 million in six installments and works in kind by owner/developer in exchange for increases in building height and floor space ratio
Planning Proposal
6/08/2020
9-15 George Street(PDF, 3MB)
Burwood
Builtcom Developments 8 Pty Ltd and Properties 8 Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $601,315 to Council towards the provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
98/2016
17/12/2020
105-115 Liverpool Road(PDF, 4MB)
Burwood
Laley Roser Pty Ltd and RG AD Developments Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $169,250 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site.
93/2020
26/08/2021
21-23 Belmore Street(PDF, 5MB)
Burwood
Blairgrove Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $1,581,104.00 to Council in exchange for 38 on-site visitor parking spaces.
41/2017
17/02/2017
1 Lyons Street(PDF, 2MB)
Strathfield
Prospect Road Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Shortfall of parking. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $212,220 to Council in exchange
for 4 deficient on-site parking spaces.
101/2015
9/03/2022
Address
Suburb
Parties to the Agreement
Description of the VPA
Development Application No
Date VPA was entered into
Completed (contents handed to Council)
27-32 & 43-45 Badminton Road
Croydon
Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $50,000 to Council for the
construction of footpaths and vehicular crossings, undergrounding of overhead power and
telecommunication cables, and replacement of street lighting poles.
204/2003
10/08/2006
13-17 Oxford Street(PDF, 4MB)
Burwood
Seven Stars Property Development Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $60,000 to Council for the
undergrounding of power and telecommunication services along Hornsey Street (between
Wentworth Road and Oxford Street)
244/2004
7/09/2006
1 Railway Parade(PDF, 2MB)
Burwood
Progress and Securities Building Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Dedication of land for public road and easement for public access. Council agrees to apply the contribution towards the provision of 54 off-site car parking spaces, the embellishment of public open space, or otherwise, the provision of other public facilities.
306/2005
12/06/2008
27 Belmore Street(PDF, 2MB)
Burwood
Goldfield Investment Pty Ltd and Goldfield Australia Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Construction of a public car park comprising at least 185 spaces, and a public walkway.
89/2012
16/09/2013
4a Lyons Road(PDF, 13MB)
Strathfield
Strathfield Recreation Club Ltd and Burwood Council
Dedication of land by owner/developer for the provision of a new public road through the site, and design and construction of the new road by owner/developer, in exchange for partial upzoning of the site.
N/A
23/01/2014
23-31 Morwick Street(PDF, 16MB)
Strathfield
A.R.M Holdings Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Dedication of land to Council. Dedication of land to Council for the widening of Bells Lane and associated work in exchange
for additional development on the site.
66/2013 & 190/2014
20/01/2016
39-47 Belmore Street, 6-14 Conder Street and 11-19 Wynne Avenue(PDF, 7MB)
Burwood
Anson City Developments 2 (Australia) Pty Ltd and Kapau Holdings Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Dedication of 4,036 sqm office space, 55 car parking spaces and a linking bridge between site and Burwood Library to Council, and stratum subdivision.
193/2015
28/04/2017
2A-8 Burwood Road(PDF, 1MB)
Addendum(PDF, 78KB)
Burwood
BRD Apartments Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Bonus development and dedication of land for the widening of Esher Lane. Payment by owner/developer of a monetary contribution of $405,350 to Council towards the
provision, augmentation and/or improvements of open space, community facilities or other
public facilities, in exchange for additional development on the site, and dedication of land for
the widening of Esher Lane.
205/2014
13/03/2018. Addemdum: 28/04/2018
39-47 Belmore Street, 6-14 Conder Street and 11-19 Wynne Avenue(PDF, 7MB)
Burwood
Anson City Developments 2 (Australia) Pty Ltd and Kapau Holdings Pty Ltd and Burwood Council
Amendments to the above executed VPA to include further dedication of land to and leasing of land from Council and payment by owner/developer of $1,032,956.10 (including GST) to cover Council's costs associated with carrying out fit-out works to the office space.
193/2015
23/01/2020