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Council resolved at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 August 2021 to not support the Planning Proposal for this site. The developer, Mirvac Residential (NSW) Development Pty Ltd submitted a Rezoning Review with the Department of Planning and Environment (the Department), and on 1 June 2022 a Gateway determination was issued by the Department which endorsed the progression of this proposal. This decision means that the Sydney South Planning Panel are the decision makers for this proposal.

Although Council is no longer the decision maker for this Planning Proposal, at the meeting held on 23 August 2022, Council resolved to finalise a draft Planning Agreement and prepare a site specific DCP and to exhibit both draft documents concurrently with the Planning Proposal. These documents were exhibited between 1 November and 29 November 2022, however further amendments have been made post-exhibition, and therefore Council is re-exhibiting these documents.

The intended outcomes the Draft Planning Agreement is to deliver the following public infrastructure and public benefits associated with the Planning Proposal, as resolved at the August 2022 Council Meeting:

  • Dedication of approximately 14,400m2 of land as RE1 Public Recreation Zoned land
  • Construction and dedication of local roads incl. shared cycleway and 668m2 SP2 Zoned stormwater detention drainage land
  • Open space embellishment within the site (valued $1.5 million)
  • Milperra Reserve embellishment (valued $1.04 million)
  • Repair and renovate Milperra Community Centre (valued $393,000)
  • Affordable housing contribution (monetary contribution of $5.3 million)
  • Undergrounding powerlines along Ashford Avenue being added, subject to any relevant Ausgrid approval
  • Construction of a footpath and landscaping along the eastern side of Ashford Avenue being added
  • The applicant contribution toward cycleway connection to Panania Station to promote the use active and public transport for future residents and the broader Milperra community

The Council Meeting report and Minutes can be accessed here.

This proposal

Exhibition of a draft Development Control Plan and draft Planning Agreement (Canterbury Bankstown Council)

The Draft Development Control Plan (DCP) will provide detailed planning objectives and development controls to guide the future development on the site to ensure good planning and design outcomes and minimise environmental impacts on the surrounding area.

The Draft Planning Agreement (PA) is purposed to outline the specific obligations, contributions and commitments from the Developer towards infrastructure provision, community benefits and other planning related matters arising from this Planning Proposal. These commitments will ultimately ensure the Planning Proposal aligns with the overall planning objectives and delivers positive outcomes for the community

In adherence to the Council's Community Participation Plan, the Draft DCP and PA will be made available for comment for 28 days. During this period, The public will have an opportunity to comment on the revised draft version of the draft DCP and PA when it is published on Have Your Say.

Determination of Planning Proposal

The Planning Proposal in relation to the Western Sydney University Milperra site has been the subject of a rezoning review and was then recommended by the Sydney South Planning Panel to proceed to gateway. The Department of Planning and environment (Department) subsequently issued a Gateway Determination and the project progressed to a public exhibition. Consultation with agencies and the community has now been finalised.

On 14 July 2023, the South Sydney Planning Panel held a public meeting to consider the planning Proposal for the WSU Milperra site. As the planning proposal authority, the South Sydney Planning Panel recommended to the Minister that the proposed instrument be made, contingent upon implementing the following amendments suggested in the Department of Planning and Environment's Post Exhibition Report PP-2021-5837 on 3rd July 2023

  • The planning proposal document should be updated before submission for finalisation to formally incorporate the additional information provided by the proponent, addressing the relevant Section 9.1 Ministerial Directions.
  • The planning proposal needs to be revised to identify both the RE1 Public Recreation and the SP2 Infrastructure (Drainage) land located in the south-western corner of the site within the Land Reservation Acquisition Maps of the CBLEP 2023.
  • During the finalisation process, the Department should include a site-specific objective to reflect the intent of maximising tree retention and conservation of the Cumberland Plain Woodland.

The panel’s decision was unanimous. The determination was made on 24 July 2023. A copy of the decision and assessment report can be found at the NSW Government Planning Portal.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Exhibition of the Planning Proposal

    Tuesday 1 November 2022 - Tuesday 29 November 2022: Community consultation on the planning proposal.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Wednesday 16 August 2023 - Wednesday 13 September 2023

    Exhibition Period

    This consultation is open for contributions.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Wednesday 13 September 2023 05:00 pm


    Contributions to this exhibition are closed, reviewed and reported back to the project team.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Report to Council

    The proposal with a summary of the community feedback received over this exhibition period is considered by Council. Council makes a decision whether to adopt and endorse the draft documents.

  • Timeline item 5 - active

    DCP and Planning Agreement become effective

    Subject to Council’s endorsement, the DCP and Planning Agreement become effective the day when the LEP Amendments under the Planning Proposal become effective (subject to Minister for Planning and Homes granting approval)

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