15 Neil Street Merrylands - Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA2024/0004)

We want your feedback

July 2024 update:

The consultation on the draft Voluntary Planning Agreement for the land at 15 Neil Street, Merrylands has closed, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.;

June 2024 consultation:

Council invites you to have your say on a draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) prepared for the land at 15 Neil Street, Merrylands (the subject site). Development consents issued for Development Applications DA2012/493/1 on 28 October 2013 and DA2022/0131 on 4 August 2022 require that the landowner/s of the land to enter into a VPA. The landowner and developer for the subject site, HB and Sons Pty Ltd, has offered to enter into a VPA with Council.

The land subject to the VPA is shown in the diagram below:

Map of 15 Neil Street Merrylands

About the Draft VPA

At its meeting of 17 April 2024, Council resolved to prepare and exhibit a voluntary planning agreement to deliver public benefits, subsequent to endorsing the letter of offer in its meeting on 7 February 2024. Refer to documents section for the Council report, minutes and supporting information.

The preparation of the draft VPA is guided by Council's Planning Agreements Policy and Guideline. The objectives of the draft VPA require the landowner to dedicate land for open space at no cost to Council and deliver public open space and public domain works in and around the site's immediate surrounds.

Have Your Say

Council values the opinions and suggestions of the community, and appreciate your input on the draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for land at 15 Neil Street Merrylands.

During this community consultation period, residents are encouraged to view or download a copy of the draft VPA and supporting documentation for review from the document library on this page.

The draft VPA and supporting documentation are also available in hardcopy form at:

  • Auburn Customer Service Centre, 1 Susan Street, Auburn.

  • Merrylands Customer Service Centre and Library, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands.

The consultation period runs from Thursday 6 June to Friday 5 July 2024. During this community consultation period, residents are encouraged to submit their comments on the draft proposal. Anyone who wishes to provide feedback on the proposal must do so in writing by 11.30pm Friday 5 July 2024.

To Make A Submission on the Draft VPA for 15 Neil Street Merrylands (VPA2024/0004):

Submissions concerning the above are to be made by 11.30pm Friday 5 July 2024. Please quote VPA2024/0004 in your response.

There are three ways you can lodge a submission:

  1. Complete an online submission below.
  2. Email your submission to Council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
  3. Post your submission to The General Manager, Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.

NOTE: Submissions have now closed.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

Planning Systems Team
P: (02) 8757 9000
E: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

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