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Eastwood Plaza Upgrade as part of Yuhu Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA)

Consultation closed on 27 February 2019

Notice of Exhibition of Voluntary Planning Agreement under Section 7.4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Council is considering whether to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for the upgrade of Eastwood Plaza. Yuhu Group Australia (Yuhu) in association with a development application for the redevelopment of Eastwood Shopping Centre has made a voluntary offer to Council that includes the following Public Benefits:

  • Upgrade Eastwood Plaza
  • Dedication to Council of 5 affordable housing apartments; and
  • Upgrade of pedestrian spaces surrounding the remainder of the Eastwood Shopping Centre (beyond Eastwood Plaza)

The Yuhu development application is to be determined by the Sydney North Planning Panel following public exhibition and Council’s final decision on the VPA.

 Yuhu have provided a draft concept plan for the upgrade of Eastwood Plaza. Some of the key aspects of the draft concept plan include retention of the Arbour; Performance Stage (eastern end); Central open area for tai chi, market stalls etc; regraded western end including raised seating areas, water feature, street furniture and trees. Council would like you to view the draft concept and hear your thoughts on the proposed Eastwood Plaza upgrade.

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Council Resolution 28 May 2019

Published on 4 June 2019

At its meeting on Tuesday 28 May 2019, Council resolved:

(a) That Council accept the Voluntary Planning Agreement detailed in ATTACHMENTS 3 to 9 as agreed with YUHU Property (Australia) Pty Ltd, being made in accordance with their Letter of offer dated 13 January 2018 in relation to Development Application LDA2016/378 at 152-186 Rowe Street and 3-5 Rutledge Street, Eastwood.

(b) That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to:
(i) Negotiate and authorise any changes to the Voluntary Planning Agreement (including the Functional Brief) resulting from its public exhibition, provided that those changes do not diminish the value or nature of the public benefits to be delivered as identified in the Planning Agreement and a larger water feature. Council Meeting Page 6 Minutes of the Council Meeting No. 5/19, dated 28 May 2019. (ii) Subsequently enter into the Voluntary Planning Agreement on behalf of Council.

(c) That upon transfer of ownership to Council of the key worker housing apartments at 152-186 Rowe Street and 3-5 Rutledge Street, Eastwood, public notification of the intention to classify the land as operational, in accordance with Section 34 of the Local Government Act 1993 be undertaken.

(d) That the key worker housing apartments at 152-186 Rowe Street and 3-5 Rutledge Street, Eastwood, be classified as operational land, subject to no objecting submissions during the notification period.

(e) That the detailed design be provided to Council for endorsement prior to its finalisation.

(f) That YUHU Property (Australia) Pty Ltd be informed of Council’s decision.


For a copy of the report, please see the agenda - Council Meeting - 28 May 2019 Agenda.

Have Your Say is now closed

Published on 28 February 2019

Have Your Say for the Eastwood Plaza Upgrade as part of the Yuhu Voluntary Planning Agreement has now closed.

Have your Say is now open

Published on 30 January 2019

The Eastwood Plaza Upgrade Voluntary Planning agreement is currently open for feedback until 27 February 2019.

Have Your Say

You can have your say on the draft concept plan for the Eastwood Plaza upgrade in a number of ways including online or at one of the community sessions. 

Interactive Mapping Tool

Use the interactive map here to tell us what your favourite features in the draft concept design are, and any changes you would like to see. If you are unable to fill in this map, please contact Council's Customer Service team on 9952 8222 who will assist you over the phone. Submissions will be received up until Wednesday 27 February 2019. 

Community Drop-in Sessions 

The face-to-face events will be a great chance to view the concept design, provide your feedback and ask any question you may have. 
Date    Thursday 14 February 2019
Time    Anytime between 12noon-2:00pm
Where  Kiosk at Eastwood Plaza
Date    Saturday 16 February 2019
Time    Anytime between 4:00pm- 9:00pm
Where  Lunar New Year Festival, Eastwood Oval, City of Ryde stall 


Eastwood Plaza Upgrade Voluntary Planning Agreement Drop-in Sessions 14 February 2019 to 16 February 2019

Related Information


Hard Copies of the VPA

From Wednesday 30 January until Wednesday 27 February 2019 hard copies of the Planning Proposal and related material are available to be viewed at: 

  • Customer Service Centre
    1 Pope Street, Ryde
    (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm)
    Note: second Thursday of each month hours are 10am – 5pm
  • North Ryde Office Reception
    Level 1, Building 0, 3 Richardson Place, North Ryde
    (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm)
  • All City of Ryde Libraries
    (during branch hours)

For further information please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222. 

Last updated on 3 May 2019