Voluntary Planning Agreements
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 email@example.com https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
What is a Voluntary Planning Agreement?
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.
Current Planning Agreements
Planning Agreements applying to Penrith City include:
- 731-769 Great Western Highway, Werrington
- Caddens East – Legpro development of land bounded by Caddens Road and O’Connell Street
- Panthers Roadworks Voluntary Planning Agreement
- Panthers Outlet Centre Voluntary Planning Agreement
- St Marys Penrith Planning Agreement
- Sydney Science Park Voluntary Planning Agreement, 9 September 2016
- Second Glenmore Park Stage 2 Planning Agreement
- Amended Second Glenmore Park Stage 2 Planning Agreement
- Glenmore Park Stage 2 Planning Agreement