Voluntary Planning Agreement policy

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Council has endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Voluntary Planning Agreement policy.


About the policy

The Planning Agreements policy provides a framework for the preparation and execution of planning agreements related to the provisions of Part 7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The policy sets out the purpose, scope and objectives for the preparation of planning agreements and includes guidelines that set out how the policy will be used in planning and development within the local government area.

The policy applies to planning agreements that the Council might enter into with a land owner or


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Council has endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Voluntary Planning Agreement policy.


About the policy

The Planning Agreements policy provides a framework for the preparation and execution of planning agreements related to the provisions of Part 7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The policy sets out the purpose, scope and objectives for the preparation of planning agreements and includes guidelines that set out how the policy will be used in planning and development within the local government area.

The policy applies to planning agreements that the Council might enter into with a land owner or developer who requests changes to a Local Environmental Plan either through a planning proposal request or a development application for land within the Inner West Council area.


More Information

Read the draft Voluntary Planning Agreement policy


Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft Voluntary Planning policy.

  • Online, by completing the feedback form. If you are an organisation or a business complete feedback form for business.
  • By mail, addressed to Civic and Executive Support Manager, Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049.

Last day to provide feedback is 10 September 2019


What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into the final policy which will be considered by Council for adoption. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the policy will be considered by Council.


Consultation has concluded
  • Endorsed by Council

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    28 February, 2020

    At its meeting on 25 February 2020 Council considered an engagement report and decided to endorsed this policy. For more information view the meeting minutes.

    All adopted policies can be viewed on the policy page on Council's website.

  • Council meeting

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    04 February, 2020

    Your elected representatives will consider the proposed VPA Policy at the Council meeting on 11 February 2020.

    There was one response during the public exhibition period. Read more in the Engagement Outcomes Report.