Voluntary Planning Agreements

Voluntary Planning Agreements

A voluntary planning agreement (or VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as Council or NSW Planning and Environment) and a developer.  Voluntary Planning Agreements are often used to secure certain things in new developments or instead of Development Contribution Plans where a developer agrees to provide or fund: 

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

Voluntary Planning Agreements can secure the developer's contributions through:

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

Planning Agreements applying to Penrith City include: