245-247 Great Western Highway South Wentworthville - Draft VPA (VPA2024/0001)

March 2024 Update

Consultation is now closed on the draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for land at 245-247 Great Western Highway, South Wentworthville. We thank you for your feedback and look forward to reviewing your submissions. 


Have Your Say on 245-247 Great Western Highway, South Wentworthville

Council invited you to have your say on a draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for land at 245-247 Great Western Highway, South Wentworthville as shown in the map below:

Site map for Council 245-247 Great Western Highway, South Wentworthville.


About the Draft VPA

At its meeting of 1 November 2023, Council resolved to prepare and exhibit a voluntary planning agreement to deliver public benefits.

This council meeting also resolved and endorsed a planning proposal for the above site (PP2022/0003) which is currently under finalisation following a Gateway Determination issued on 28 April 2023. The Planning Proposal’s intended outcomes are to:

  • Facilitate a 4 and 6 storey hotel or motel development with basement parking on site and ancillary hotel/motel facilities on the site’s western part; and
  • Restore and conserve an existing local heritage item (The Wattles building) on the eastern part of the site with landscaped gardens via adaptive reuse for a restaurant or a café use.

As part of the Planning Proposal, NRB Property Pty Ltd (the Landowner and Developer) offered to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with Council. The VPA is a mechanism for Council to capture the increase in land value that is likely to arise from the proposal and redirect those funds back into the local area for the benefit of the broader community. Preparation of the VPA is guided by Council’s Planning Agreements Policy and Guideline.

The objectives of the Draft Planning Agreement are to provide funding for the delivery of future public domain upgrades to South Wentworthville and Westmead areas situated in close proximity of the Land. The draft VPA seeks to provide a monetary contribution towards local infrastructure improvements and public domain upgrades in the South Wentworthville and Westmead area. On 1 November 2023, Council endorsed in-principle the public benefit offer for the planning proposal and a draft VPA to be prepared and placed on public exhibition.


We thank you for your feedback

Council values the opinions and suggestions of the community, and appreciate your input on the draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for land at 245-247 Great Western Highway, South Wentworthville.

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

The planning proposal and supporting documentation are also available in hardcopy form at:

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

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

  • Wentworthville Library.

The planning proposal and supporting information was on exhibition online from Tuesday 6 February 2024 to Tuesday 5 March 2024. During this community consultation period, residents were encouraged to submit their comments on the proposal. 


 

The survey is now closed. Thanks for participating.

Any Questions?

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

Harinee De Silva
Senior Strategic Planner
P: (02) 8757 9949
E: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

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