Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement

This consultation has concluded.

A Draft Policy on voluntary planning agreements has been prepared for Council consideration and is now available for public comment. 

The aim of the voluntary planning agreement system is to extend the means by which planning authorities may obtain development contributions to provide public amenities and services and for other public purposes. 

This draft policy seeks to specify the legislative requirements as well as Council’s expectations about how a voluntary planning agreement might be entered into addressing procedural and probity considerations. 

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A Draft Policy on voluntary planning agreements has been prepared for Council consideration and is now available for public comment. 

The aim of the voluntary planning agreement system is to extend the means by which planning authorities may obtain development contributions to provide public amenities and services and for other public purposes. 

This draft policy seeks to specify the legislative requirements as well as Council’s expectations about how a voluntary planning agreement might be entered into addressing procedural and probity considerations. 

You can have your say by making a comment in the forum below or by asking a question in the Q&A section.


A Draft Policy on voluntary planning agreements has been prepared for Council consideration and is now available for public comment for a period of 28 days. 

The aim of the voluntary planning agreement system is to extend the means by which planning authorities may obtain development contributions to provide public amenities and services and for other public purposes. 

This draft policy seeks to specify the legislative requirements as well as Council’s expectations about how a voluntary planning agreement might be entered into addressing procedural and probity considerations. 

You can have your say by making a comment in the forum below or by asking a question in the Q&A section.

The objectives of this Draft Policy are:

(a) to establish a fair, transparent and accountable framework governing the use of planning agreements by the Council;

(b) to expand the range and extent of development contributions that may be made by development towards public facilities and other public benefits in the Council’s area;

(c) to set out the Council’s specific policies and procedures relating to the use of planning agreements within the Council’s area;

(d) to give stakeholders in development greater involvement in determining the type, standard and location of public facilities and other public benefits; and

(e) to facilitate public participation and to allow the community to gain an understanding of the benefits of appropriate planning agreements for the provision of public benefits.

(f) to enhance the understanding within Council’s area as to possibilities for development and to bring about public benefits and planning benefits facilitated by planning agreements.

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