What is a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA)?
A voluntary planning agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as Lane Cove Council) and a developer to enable a broader range and extent of development contributions to be realised from the planning and development assessment process.
Under such agreements the developer is required to dedicate land free of cost, pay a monetary contribution, or provide any other material public benefit, or any combination of them, to be used for or applied towards a public purpose.
Council keeps a register of all Voluntary Planning Agreements entered into under Part 7 Division 7.1 Subdivision 2 Section 7.4 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.
Voluntary Planning Agreements on Exhibition
Council is consulting with the community on a Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) in relation to the provision of Local Infrastructure within a part of the St Leonards South Precinct. This relates to 14 & 16 Marshall Avenue, 2-10 Berry Road and 5-9 Holdsworth Avenue, St Leonards NSW.
The Draft VPA is associated with a Development Application (DA53/2023) for 3 residential flat building(s) with 4 levels of basement car parking, comprising a total of 314 apartments and 249 parking spaces.
The Draft VPA is a mechanism for the delivery of the public benefits described in the Draft Lane Cove Council St Leonards South Contributions Plan as apportioned to the subject site through Monetary Contributions.
Exhibition period on the Draft VPA closes 19 June 2023 at 5pm.
July 2023:, Evaluation of submissions received during exhibition period. Amendments incorporated into the Draft VPA as required.
August 2023: Results of community consultation presented to Council for further consideration.
Submissions in relation to the Draft VPA are to be sent to email@example.com and addressed to Council's Manager - Commercial Operations, David Stevens.
Voluntary Planning Agreements Recently Exhibited
What is Council's Policy on VPAs?
Council has adopted, as the basis and framework for assessing and managing any Voluntary Planning Agreement proposals submitted to Council, the relevant legislative provisions contained within the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulation and related Practice Notes issued or amended by the NSW Government .