A Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as the Minister for Planning) and a developer. Planning Agreements with the Minister are usually initiated by a developer to:

  • fulfil a requirement under an environmental planning instrument to make satisfactory arrangements for designated State Infrastructure,
  • transfer environmental conservation lands to public ownership as an offset to development, or
  • make alternative arrangements for the payment of contributions required under a Special Infrastructure Contributions plan.

Under the agreement a developer agrees to provide or fund:

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

Contributions can be made through:

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

The Secretary is required to keep a register of any VPAs entered into by the Minister. The register is provided below and contains a short description of each planning agreement and a copy of the explanatory note.

VPAs currently on notification, finalising, executed, or concluded are available to view on this website through the links below.

VPA status

Notification VPAs on notification are available for public inspection and comment for at least 28 days before being finalised.
Finalising VPAs have been publicly notified but are yet to be entered into by the Minister for Planning and Environment (as the relevant planning authority), and the developer.
Executed Executed VPAs have been entered into and signed by the Minister for Planning and Environment, and the developer.
Concluded All obligations of the VPA have been met by the Developer and the VPA is considered to be concluded and no longer active.