Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement for 108, 112 and 124 Forest Road and 1 and 3 Wright Street, Hurstville

Public Exhibitions 14/11/2017

A draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) has been prepared for 108, 112 and 124 Forest Road and 1 and 3 Wright Street, Hurstville.

The documentation was available for public inspection from Wednesday 15 November to Friday 15 December 2017.

The draft VPA relates to the Planning Proposal (PP2014/0004) that proposes to change the zoning of part of the land, increase the floor space ratio controls for part of the land and increase the maximum height of buildings for the land.

The draft VPA relates to the carrying out of the Development of the land and requires the Developer to make a monetary contribution to Council of $3,775,750 and land dedications along Forest Road, Hurstville.
 

Background

The draft VPA relates to the Planning Proposal (PP2014/0004) (seeking an amendment to the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012) that proposes the following:

  • change the zoning of the Land from part B2, part R3 and part B4 zones to all B4 zone;
  • increase the maximum floor space ratio for over parts of the Land formerly zoned B2 and R3 to 4:1, such that an FSR of 4:1 will apply to all the Land; and
  • increase the maximum height of buildings for Nos 108 and 112 Forest Road and 1 and 3 Wright Street, Hurstville to 34.5m; and
  • increase the maximum height of buildings for No.24 Forest Road to 46.5m.

The Planning Proposal was endorsed by Council on 13 December 2016 and exhibited from 17 May to 16 June 2017.
 

Description of the Draft VPA

The draft VPA will provide the following public benefits and requires the Developer to:

  1. provide land dedication to Council for the purpose of widening Forest Road to facilitate traffic movement on Forest Road, and
  2. provide a monetary contribution to Council of $3,775,750 for the purpose of public infrastructure, amenities and services within the Hurstville city Centre and may include possible future road works, and obtaining relevant studies and payment of consultant fees.

The Planning Agreement works and dedications are in addition to the section 94 contributions levied in the development consent.

The Offer to enter into the VPA was reported to the Council Meeting on 13 December 2016 (CCL128-16 and CON029-16). Council accepted the terms of the Offer and the draft VPA has been drafted in accordance with the Offer.
 

Land to which this draft VPA applies

The draft VPA applies to 108,112 and 124 Forest Road and 1 and 3 Wright Street, Hurstville
 

Parties to the Agreement

Georges River Council, Shanghai Lihua Hurstville Pty Ltd (Developer) and SLH 108 Pty Ltd (Developer)
 

Where to view the draft VPA

The documentation was available for public inspection from Wednesday 15 November to Friday 15 December 2017 and is also presented below:

Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement and Explanatory Note

Public Exhibition Folder  - Information Sheets

Council Reports:

CCL127-16  Planning Proposal PP2014/0042 – 112,124 and 124 Forest Road and 1 and 3 Wright Street, Hurstville

CCL 128-16  Voluntary Planning Agreement Shanghai Lihua Hurstville Pty Ltd and SLH 108 Pty Ltd for for 112,124 and 124 Forest Road  and 1 and 3 Wright Street, Hurstville

CON029-16  Voluntary Planning Agreement Shanghai Lihua Hurstville Pty Ltd and SLH 108 Pty Ltd for for 112,124 and 124 Forest Road and 1 and 3 Wright Street, Hurstville

Georges River Council Policy on Planning Agreements



Enquiries can be directed to Council’s Strategic Planning Section on telephone 9330 6400.