A Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority and a developer.  Under an agreement a developer agrees to provide or fund:

  • public amenities and public services
  • affordable housing
  • transport or other infrastructure.

Contributions can be made through:

  • dedication of land
  • monetary contributions
  • construction of infrastructure
  • provision of materials for public benefit and/or use.

VPAs cannot be entered into unless public notice has been given and an explanatory note is made available for inspection for at least 28 days.

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 requires that Council maintain a planning agreement register for public inspection.  The register must include:

  • a short description of any VPA that applies to the area of the Council
  • the date the agreement was entered into
  • the names of the parties
  • the land to which it applies.

Current Planning Agreements

107 Pittwater Road, Hunters Hill

The payment to Council prior to the issue of the Occupation Certificate of $105,000.00 the provision of public benefits as set out under the Voluntary Planning Agreement dated 1 August 2018.

1-3 Ryde Road, Hunters Hill

The Developer is to make a Development Contribution to the Council of $200,000 (being $25,000 per car space/ park not provided on the land by the Development) towards the cost of the provision of the Public Facilities by Council as a consequence of the Development.