Planning Agreements (PAs)

A Planning Agreement (PA) is an agreement entered into by Council and a developer. Under the agreement, a developer agrees to provide or fund the likes of public amenities and public services, affordable housing, transport or other infrastructure.

Contributions can be made through:

  • dedication of land
  • monetary contributions
  • construction of infrastructure
  • provision of materials for public benefit and/or use.

PAs cannot be entered into unless public notice has been given and an explanatory note is made available for inspection for at least 28 days.

You can view a current register of planning agreements in the Waverley community.

What is Council's policy on PAs?

Council’s Planning Agreement Policy 2014 came into effect on 21 October 2014.

Council’s Planning Agreement Policy 2014 Amendment No 1 is currently a draft and was reported to Council 20 October 2015 for consideration. Amendment No 1 provides a draft process for the consideration and negotiation of planning agreements alongside planning proposals. Please note, draft amendments to the Policy are shown in red text. 


Any questions concerning Voluntary Planning Agreements should be directed to Council’s Strategic Planner on 9083 8223.

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