Voluntary Planning Agreements

A Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority and a developer.

Under the agreement a developer agrees to provide or fund:

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

Contributions can be made through:

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

 Assessment and acceptance of such offers is determined in accordance with Council's Planning Agreement Policy.

Public Exhibition

VPAs cannot be entered into unless the VPA and an explanatory note has undertaken public exhibition for at least 28 days.