The Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for 17 Deane Street, Burwood (Lot 1, DP1215989) has been submitted in conjunction with Development Application DA.2021.127 which proposes a mixed-use development including retail premises, commercial offices and 41 residential apartments.

The VPA offers a financial contribution to Council as a public benefit as part of the application which is seeking approval for additional gross floor space of 690.6 m2 of residential floor space above what the Burwood LEP 2012 would normally allow.

The planning provision enabling a monetary contribution for additional development in the form of FSR is contained within the Council Policy – Carrying out Bonus Development in the Public Interest, a publicly exhibited document which was initially adopted by Council on 1 September 2018. The monetary contribution is collected for the purposes of providing, augmenting or improving open space, community facilities or other public facilities as determined by Council in accordance with the Burwood Open Space and Community Facilities Study undertaken for Council. A copy of the document is available on Council’s website:

The VPA and Explanatory Note are on exhibition from Wednesday 13 July – Friday 12 August 2022.

Making a Submission: If you have something to say about any aspect of the VPA we encourage you to make a submission. All submissions must be in writing and must be received by Friday 12 August 2022. Please quote reference DA.2021.127 and include in the subject line: “Submission VPA – DA.2021.127”

Submissions can be sent via:


Post: Burwood Council, PO Box 240, BURWOOD NSW 1805.

Disclosure of Political Donations and Gifts

Any person making a submission must lodge a Disclosure Statement if a reportable political donation or gift has been made to certain people or organisations within the last 2 years. Please contact Council for a Disclosure Statement form.

Submission and Privacy

Each submission received by Council may be publicly available for viewing. In making a submission you will be providing Council with personal information. In certain circumstances you will have the right to request that Council not include your personal information in any material available for public inspection. Council will consider any such requests in accordance with the Privacy Act (Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998). However, please note that Council cannot guarantee that the content of submissions remains confidential.

Further Information: Please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Manager City Planning, Rita Vella on 9911 9913 or