A voluntary planning agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as the Department of Planning and Environment) and a developer. Under the agreement a developer agrees to provide or fund:
Contributions can be made through:
VPAs cannot be entered into unless public notice has been given and an explanatory note is made available for inspection for at least 28 days.
VPAs on notification are available for public inspection and comment for at least 28 days before being finalised.
Finalising VPAs have been publicly notified but are yet to be entered into by the Minister for Planning and Environment (as the relevant planning authority), and the developer.
Executed VPAs have been entered into and signed by the Minister for Planning and Environment, and the developer.
All obligations of the Planning Agreements (PAs) have been met by the Developer and the PAs are considered to be concluded and no longer active.