Voluntary planning agreements

A Voluntary planning agreement (VPA) is negotiated between a planning authority (like Coffs Harbour City Council) and a developer. VPAs are legal agreements made in connection with a planning proposal (PP) or development applications (DA). 

The public benefits delivered under a VPA can provide a contributions for public purposes which can extend beyond the scope of Section 7.11 or 7.12 contribution plans. These benefits can include the dedication of land free of cost to Council, monetary contributions, public infrastructure, community facilities, affordable housing or another community benefit or a combination of these.

These agreements are made under Part 7 Division 7.1 Subdivision 2 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Part 4 Division 1A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

Important links

 

VPA register

Lot 13 DP 591220 and Lot 6 DP 714455 - Cook Drive Coffs Harbour

Applicant: James and Margaret Auld

Rezoning of a portion of the land of land at Lot 13 DP 591220 from E2 (Environment Conservation) to B5 (Business Development). The planning agreement is deliver a public benefit by enhancing the natural environment by implementing a Vegetation Management Plan for Lot 13 DP 591220 and Lot 6 DP 714455. The Developer is required to provide yearly reports to Council throughout the 5 year follow-up period regarding the implementation of the Vegetation Management Plan.

Cook Drive Planning Agreement(PDF, 5MB)

Lot 1 DP 777555 - 1 Hamilton Drive, Boambee East

Applicant: J.R. Tait (MI Organics)

Rezoning a portion of land at Lot 1 DP 777555 and an addition to Schedule 1 (additional permitted uses) of LEP 2013 to provide planning controls to better reflect the current use of the land as a landscaping material supplies business, and to address environmental constraints. The planning agreement is to deliver a public benefit by enhancing the natural environment by implementing a Vegetation Management Plan for Lot 1 DP 777555. The Developer is required to provide periodic reports to Council on the implementation of the Vegetation Management Plan.

Hamilton Drive Planning Agreement(PDF, 1MB)