Voluntary Planning Agreements
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.
|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|Concluded||All obligations of the VPA have been met by the Developer and the VPA is considered to be concluded and no longer active.|