Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement Policy

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Consultation has concluded

Update: At the 1 December Strategic Planning and Development Committee meeting, this policy was adopted by Council. To read the Council report, including consultation outcomes, please click here (starts pg. 17). You can read the minutes here (pgs. 3 & 4).

Background

Waverley’s Planning Agreement Policy 2014 (VPA Policy) has been successfully used to negotiate and draft planning agreements accompanying Development Applications seeking a Clause 4.6 variation to Clause 4.4: Floor space ratio for up to an additional 15% of floorspace.

The assessment of a VPA does not determine a Development Application or Planning Proposal, both are assessed on their merits and the VPA is assessed separately. So a Planning Proposal/DA would first be assessed on whether the proposal to exceed the established planning controls is determined to have an acceptable impact. Only then will a VPA be considered and assessed. A VPA can provide the community benefit in terms of additional infrastructure and amenity.

The proposed amendments

The policy is updated regularly to ensure it is operating efficiently and correctly and in line with the most current industry benchmarks.

This draft Amendment to Waverley’s Planning Agreement Policy 2014 is an amendment that proposes to:

  • Update the standardised benchmark rates applied to development applications
  • Update the minimum split of VPA funds to affordable housing from 10% to 25%.
  • Housekeeping amendments relating to process improvement.

Further information relating to these updates can be viewed in the Document Library.

Have your say

You can make a submission to this amendment using the survey below, please reference SF20/4416 in any correspondence.

If you have any further questions please contact Tim Sneesby, Manager Strategic Planning on 9083 8172 or tim.sneesby@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

Update: At the 1 December Strategic Planning and Development Committee meeting, this policy was adopted by Council. To read the Council report, including consultation outcomes, please click here (starts pg. 17). You can read the minutes here (pgs. 3 & 4).

Background

Waverley’s Planning Agreement Policy 2014 (VPA Policy) has been successfully used to negotiate and draft planning agreements accompanying Development Applications seeking a Clause 4.6 variation to Clause 4.4: Floor space ratio for up to an additional 15% of floorspace.

The assessment of a VPA does not determine a Development Application or Planning Proposal, both are assessed on their merits and the VPA is assessed separately. So a Planning Proposal/DA would first be assessed on whether the proposal to exceed the established planning controls is determined to have an acceptable impact. Only then will a VPA be considered and assessed. A VPA can provide the community benefit in terms of additional infrastructure and amenity.

The proposed amendments

The policy is updated regularly to ensure it is operating efficiently and correctly and in line with the most current industry benchmarks.

This draft Amendment to Waverley’s Planning Agreement Policy 2014 is an amendment that proposes to:

  • Update the standardised benchmark rates applied to development applications
  • Update the minimum split of VPA funds to affordable housing from 10% to 25%.
  • Housekeeping amendments relating to process improvement.

Further information relating to these updates can be viewed in the Document Library.

Have your say

You can make a submission to this amendment using the survey below, please reference SF20/4416 in any correspondence.

If you have any further questions please contact Tim Sneesby, Manager Strategic Planning on 9083 8172 or tim.sneesby@waverley.nsw.gov.au.