Planning Agreements Register

Sanctuary Estate Planning Agreement

Council has entered into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) under section 93F of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in connection with a Development Application for at 288 Minmi Road, Fletcher.

Description of the Agreement

In 2009 Landcom made an offer to The City of Newcastle Council to enter into a VPA. Under the VPA the developer is required to:

  • Construct a multipurpose community centre co-located with a local level sporting complex, including car parking
  • Make a monetary contribution towards the provision of a regional cycleway link
  • Construct two park lands/playgrounds
  • Dedicate to Council two Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Parks
  • Construct two Sanctuary Estate entry statements on each of the developments two entry roads off Minmi Road.

Dates of notification of the proposed agreement

The agreement was publicly notified from 11 August 2010 to 7 September 2010. Three submissions were received during the exhibition.

Date the agreement was entered into

The Voluntary Planning Agreement was adopted by Council on 14 December 2010 and was executed on 21 April 2011.

Parties to the agreement

The City of Newcastle Council and Landcom.

Land to which this agreement applies

The agreement applies to land edged heavy black on Sheet 1 of Schedule 1 in the agreement, also known as 288 Minmi Road, Fletcher.

Variation to Deed

The Sanctuary Estate Planning Agreement Deed of Variation was publicly exhibited from 6 August 2012 until 3 September 2012, no submissions were recieved.    The Deed corrects drafting errors and alters the timing for completion of certain works and associated land transfers.  A comprehensive list amendments is provided below.

The Deed of Variation was entered into on 11 December 2012.

Planning agreement and Deed of Variation

The Planning Agreement and Deed of Agreement can be viewed online or at Council's Customer Enquiry Centre during normal business hours.

 Sanctuary Estate Planning Agreement (pdf)
 Sanctuary Estate Planning Agreement Deed of Variation - December 2012 (pdf)

Planning Agreement for Hexham Train Support Facility

Council has entered into a Planning Agreement under section 93F of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in connection with an Infrastructure Approval pursuant to section 115ZB of the Act.

Description of the Agreement

In March 2015 Aurizon Operations Limited made an offer to Newcastle City Council to enter into a Planning Agreement. Under the Planning Agreement Aurizon will contribution $260,000 towards the upgrade of Tuxford Park Shortland. 

Dates of notification of the proposed agreement

The agreement was publicly notified from 7 September 6 October 2015. One submission was recieved during this time.

Date the agreement was entered into

The Planning Agreement was adopted by Council on 24 November 2015 and was executed on 15 February 2016.

Parties to the agreement

Newcastle City Council and Aurizon Operations Limited

Land to which this agreement applies

The agreement applies to a 255 hectare site located on the western side of the New England Highway and the Great Northern Railway.  The specific parcels of land are outlined in Schedule 3 of the Planning Agreement.

Planning Agreement - NCC and Aurizon Operations Limited