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:

Penrith Developer Infrastructure Agreements Policy

Developer Infrastructure Agreements are agreements between the Council and developers of land in the City of Penrith LGA that formalise developer offers made to provide local infrastructure and facilities as part of their developments. For the purposes of this policy, there are two types of Developer Infrastructure Agreements:

  • Works in Kind Agreements (WIKAs)
  • Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs)

Assessment and acceptance of such offers is at Council’s discretion and is determined in accordance with Council’s Penrith Developer Infrastructure Agreements Policy (adopted 30 November 2020).


State entered Voluntary Planning Agreements

To view any state entered voluntary planning agreements within Penrith LGA please visit https://pp.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/svpa