Planning agreements are a legal arrangement made between a person (developer) and planning authority/authorities (such as Council) to dedicate land, monetary contributions, or material public benefits for public purposes.

A Planning Agreement is voluntary and is at the instigation of the person (developer). These are additional arrangements to collect contributions that traditionally may or not be done under an adopted Development Contributions Plan.

View Council’s Voluntary Planning Agreements Policy 2019. 

Review of Policy

A review of this 2019 Policy is now complete and an updated Planning Agreement Policy is currently on exhibition.

To accompany Council’s Policy, the Guide for Developers 2022 (the Guide) has been prepared as an information guide for developers to use (this Guide replaces the Voluntary Planning Agreement Guideline 2019).

Executed Planning Agreements

The Planning Agreements Register and Planning Agreements Map identifies the Planning Agreements (VPAs) executed between Northern Beaches Council and the developer since 12 May 2016. 

The Historical Planning Agreements Register lists agreements executed prior to Council amalgamation on 12 May 2016 by the former Manly and Warringah Councils.