Voluntary planning agreements

Voluntary planning agreements (VPA) are legally binding agreements made between the Council and a developer to deliver public benefits.

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.

VPAs are made in relation to either a rezoning application or a development application and are prepared under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

See Council's Voluntary Planning Agreement Policy 

Current Planning Agreements

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

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 Road Planning Agreement(PDF, 5MB)

Lot 1 DP 777555 – 1 Hamilton Drive Boambee East

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), 22/11/2019

Finalised Planning Agreements

Lot 8 DP 758258, Lot 1 DP 796866 and Lot 1 DP 421199 – Cnr Harbour Drive and Gordon Street Coffs Harbour

Gowing Bros. Ltd

The Developer agreed to make development contributions for works on public roads adjoining the Coffs Central Development (CCD) in connection with carrying out the approved development to extend the CCD. The development contributions involved the Developer carrying out the agreed works on the public roads in accordance with an agreed costs sharing arrangement with Council.

17/03/2016