Voluntary Planning Agreements (Exhibition)

Council is exhibiting the following notices for Draft Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPA's).

A voluntary planning agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by Council and a developer. A VPA sets out the development contributions towards a public benefit and is related to a Development Application (DA) or a Planning Proposal.

Council is exhibiting the following notices for Draft Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPA's).

A voluntary planning agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by Council and a developer. A VPA sets out the development contributions towards a public benefit and is related to a Development Application (DA) or a Planning Proposal.

  • Amendment of Meriton VPA endorsed by Council

    17 days ago

    At a meeting on 28 August 2018 Council resolved to endorse the amendment to the Meriton VPA.

    View Meeting Minutes - Item 11.3, page 11 - 28 August 2018

    At a meeting on 28 August 2018 Council resolved to endorse the amendment to the Meriton VPA.

    View Meeting Minutes - Item 11.3, page 11 - 28 August 2018

  • Meriton VPA amendments - Have your say

    4 months ago

    The Amendment to the Voluntary Planning Agreement for 9, 11, 15 and 17 Howard Avenue, 14-16 and 28 Oaks Avenue and 884, 888 – 890, 892, 894 and 896 Pittwater Road Dee Why (known as Meriton Site B), is now on exhibition.

    View draft second deed of amendment to VPA - May 2018
    View draft explanatory note - May 2018
    View plan of proposed VPA amendments - May 2018
    View Karimbla letter in support for VPA amendment - Sept 2017

    Make a submission

    • online
    • in writing to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099 and marked VPA2016/0001

    View the exhibition documents at the Dee Why Customer Service Centre

    Any person may make a written submission to Council in relation to the proposed amendment to the VPA. If you intend to do so, you should make yourself aware of any obligation you might have in relation to Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure.

    Please note that all submissions are public documents and are available to the Applicant or other interested persons on request.

    For further information contact Lauren Gram, Planner on 1300 434 434.

    For further information on the Meriton development, visit the project page

    Submissions close Sunday 1 July 2018

    The Amendment to the Voluntary Planning Agreement for 9, 11, 15 and 17 Howard Avenue, 14-16 and 28 Oaks Avenue and 884, 888 – 890, 892, 894 and 896 Pittwater Road Dee Why (known as Meriton Site B), is now on exhibition.

    View draft second deed of amendment to VPA - May 2018
    View draft explanatory note - May 2018
    View plan of proposed VPA amendments - May 2018
    View Karimbla letter in support for VPA amendment - Sept 2017

    Make a submission

    • online
    • in writing to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099 and marked VPA2016/0001

    View the exhibition documents at the Dee Why Customer Service Centre

    Any person may make a written submission to Council in relation to the proposed amendment to the VPA. If you intend to do so, you should make yourself aware of any obligation you might have in relation to Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure.

    Please note that all submissions are public documents and are available to the Applicant or other interested persons on request.

    For further information contact Lauren Gram, Planner on 1300 434 434.

    For further information on the Meriton development, visit the project page

    Submissions close Sunday 1 July 2018

  • Meriton VPA amendment

    4 months ago

    Council entered into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with Brookfield Multiplex relating to Site B (now called ‘Meriton site B’) on 12 December 2008.

    The VPA provided for various developer contributions for

    • the construction, embellishment and maintenance of a Town Square and Pedestrian Connection (between Oaks Avenue and the Town Square) and the construction and embellishment of a Bus Set Back area on Pittwater Road
    • a contribution to the cost of construction of the proposed new road to be constructed on “Site A” (Council’s car park).

    The VPA currently requires The Town Square works and the Pedestrian Connection works to be completed prior to the issue of an Occupation Certificate for the ground level of the Development; or the first day the development is open for trading (whichever occurs first).

    This application to amend the Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) to vary the timing of delivery of the town square works and pedestrian connection works is to ensure public safety during final stages of the construction. The amendment proposes changes to the timing of the delivery of the town square and pedestrian connection only; it will not change the nature of developer contributions under the VPA.

    View Council Report (Item 10.4) - 22 May 2018
    View Council Minutes - Item 10.4, page 11

    Council entered into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with Brookfield Multiplex relating to Site B (now called ‘Meriton site B’) on 12 December 2008.

    The VPA provided for various developer contributions for

    • the construction, embellishment and maintenance of a Town Square and Pedestrian Connection (between Oaks Avenue and the Town Square) and the construction and embellishment of a Bus Set Back area on Pittwater Road
    • a contribution to the cost of construction of the proposed new road to be constructed on “Site A” (Council’s car park).

    The VPA currently requires The Town Square works and the Pedestrian Connection works to be completed prior to the issue of an Occupation Certificate for the ground level of the Development; or the first day the development is open for trading (whichever occurs first).

    This application to amend the Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) to vary the timing of delivery of the town square works and pedestrian connection works is to ensure public safety during final stages of the construction. The amendment proposes changes to the timing of the delivery of the town square and pedestrian connection only; it will not change the nature of developer contributions under the VPA.

    View Council Report (Item 10.4) - 22 May 2018
    View Council Minutes - Item 10.4, page 11

  • Council rejects Planning Proposal and draft Voluntary Planning Agreement

    8 months ago

    At its meeting 19 December 2017, Council resolved to reject the Planning Proposal and draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for Ralston Avenue.

    Through this resolution, Council recommended that the Planning Proposal not proceed in accordance with Section 58 (4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).

    By letter dated 21 December 2017, the Department of Planning and Environment advised Council that the planning proposal will be referred to the Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) under section 54 (2)(c) of the EP&A Act, to obtain independent expert advice as to whether the plan should be made. This is in light of concerns raised by the proponent about the assessment of the planning proposal and their request to have an alternate relevant planning authority appointed.

    Council rejects submissions by the proponent regarding the appropriateness of Council’s assessment processes, however will assist in the PAC’s consideration of the matter. At this stage, no further community consultation is proposed.

    For enquiries, contact Suzy Lawrence, Principal Planner.

    Phone: 1300 434 434

    Email: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or use online customer service.

    For more information, visit the Planning Proposal project webpage.

    At its meeting 19 December 2017, Council resolved to reject the Planning Proposal and draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for Ralston Avenue.

    Through this resolution, Council recommended that the Planning Proposal not proceed in accordance with Section 58 (4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).

    By letter dated 21 December 2017, the Department of Planning and Environment advised Council that the planning proposal will be referred to the Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) under section 54 (2)(c) of the EP&A Act, to obtain independent expert advice as to whether the plan should be made. This is in light of concerns raised by the proponent about the assessment of the planning proposal and their request to have an alternate relevant planning authority appointed.

    Council rejects submissions by the proponent regarding the appropriateness of Council’s assessment processes, however will assist in the PAC’s consideration of the matter. At this stage, no further community consultation is proposed.

    For enquiries, contact Suzy Lawrence, Principal Planner.

    Phone: 1300 434 434

    Email: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or use online customer service.

    For more information, visit the Planning Proposal project webpage.

  • Ralston Avenue - Council to consider Assessment Report

    9 months ago

    At its upcoming meeting on 19 December 2017, Council will be considering an Assessment Report on the Ralston Avenue Planning Proposal and draft Voluntary Planning Agreement.

    If you wish to attend the Council meeting, it will be held

    • Tuesday 19 December 2017, 6.30pm at the Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why.

    Please be aware that, in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, a maximum of 2 speakers in support and 2 speakers in opposition to the recommendation in the report will be able to address the meeting. A limit of 3 minutes is permitted for any one speaker.

    If you wish to register to speak on the report to be considered by Council, please complete a Request to speak at Council meeting form.

    Please ensure you register to speak no later than midday on the day of the meeting.

    For more information, visit the Planning Proposal project webpage.

    For enquiries, contact Suzy Lawrence, Principal Planner.

    Phone: 1300 434 434

    Email: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or use online customer service.


    At its upcoming meeting on 19 December 2017, Council will be considering an Assessment Report on the Ralston Avenue Planning Proposal and draft Voluntary Planning Agreement.

    If you wish to attend the Council meeting, it will be held

    • Tuesday 19 December 2017, 6.30pm at the Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why.

    Please be aware that, in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, a maximum of 2 speakers in support and 2 speakers in opposition to the recommendation in the report will be able to address the meeting. A limit of 3 minutes is permitted for any one speaker.

    If you wish to register to speak on the report to be considered by Council, please complete a Request to speak at Council meeting form.

    Please ensure you register to speak no later than midday on the day of the meeting.

    For more information, visit the Planning Proposal project webpage.

    For enquiries, contact Suzy Lawrence, Principal Planner.

    Phone: 1300 434 434

    Email: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or use online customer service.


  • Ralston Ave Planning Proposal and draft VPA - Progress Update

    about 1 year ago

    We are writing as you have expressed an interest in the Ralston Avenue Planning Proposal and draft Voluntary Planning Agreement.

    Please note the Ralston Avenue Planning Proposal and draft Voluntary Planning Agreement are currently being assessed by Council.

    Over 250 submissions were received from the public and these can be viewed online:

    Formal responses from public authorities, including the Rural Fire Service, are yet to be lodged.

    A report will be prepared for Council’s consideration, including a recommendation whether to support the proposal upon receipt of all public authority comments and the assessment of all submissions. It is anticipated that this report will be considered by Council after Council elections to be held in September 2017.

    Council’s recommendation will then be forwarded to the Department of Planning and Environment, which will make the final determination whether the proposal should proceed.

    We are writing as you have expressed an interest in the Ralston Avenue Planning Proposal and draft Voluntary Planning Agreement.

    Please note the Ralston Avenue Planning Proposal and draft Voluntary Planning Agreement are currently being assessed by Council.

    Over 250 submissions were received from the public and these can be viewed online:

    Formal responses from public authorities, including the Rural Fire Service, are yet to be lodged.

    A report will be prepared for Council’s consideration, including a recommendation whether to support the proposal upon receipt of all public authority comments and the assessment of all submissions. It is anticipated that this report will be considered by Council after Council elections to be held in September 2017.

    Council’s recommendation will then be forwarded to the Department of Planning and Environment, which will make the final determination whether the proposal should proceed.

  • Ralston Ave Belrose VPA open for exhibition

    over 1 year ago

    Council is exhibiting a Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (draft VPA) in conjunction with a Planning Proposal to rezone land at Ralston Avenue, Belrose for residential purposes to allow the subdivision of 156 lots. The draft VPA includes the dedication of a new public park and other public benefits.

    The Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC) is the land owner and Applicant.

    The draft VPA was submitted to Council on 28 April 2017. It follows a number of revisions based on discussions with Council, the Office of Environment and Heritage and Rural Fire Service since 2015.

    Council has not yet formed a view whether to enter into the draft VPA and will report the matter back to Council following submissions. The decision whether to support the VPA will be guided by Council’s VPA Policy.

    View the draft VPA and supporting documents:

    Documents may also be viewed at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale or Council’s Libraries at Forestville, Warringah Mall, Dee Why, and at the new Glen Street Library opening 3 June 2017.

    Have your say

    You can make a submission:

    • Online
    • In Writing to Council marked: “Ralston Avenue VPA2015/0001" 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    You can also attend a drop-in session and speak with Council staff: Wednesday 7 June, from 5-7pm, at the new Glen Street Library. We invite you to register your interest to attend this session.

    For enquiries, contact Suzy Lawrence, Senior Strategic Planner, 9942 2111 or council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

    Submissions close Sunday 25 June 2017

    Council is exhibiting a Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (draft VPA) in conjunction with a Planning Proposal to rezone land at Ralston Avenue, Belrose for residential purposes to allow the subdivision of 156 lots. The draft VPA includes the dedication of a new public park and other public benefits.

    The Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC) is the land owner and Applicant.

    The draft VPA was submitted to Council on 28 April 2017. It follows a number of revisions based on discussions with Council, the Office of Environment and Heritage and Rural Fire Service since 2015.

    Council has not yet formed a view whether to enter into the draft VPA and will report the matter back to Council following submissions. The decision whether to support the VPA will be guided by Council’s VPA Policy.

    View the draft VPA and supporting documents:

    Documents may also be viewed at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale or Council’s Libraries at Forestville, Warringah Mall, Dee Why, and at the new Glen Street Library opening 3 June 2017.

    Have your say

    You can make a submission:

    • Online
    • In Writing to Council marked: “Ralston Avenue VPA2015/0001" 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

    You can also attend a drop-in session and speak with Council staff: Wednesday 7 June, from 5-7pm, at the new Glen Street Library. We invite you to register your interest to attend this session.

    For enquiries, contact Suzy Lawrence, Senior Strategic Planner, 9942 2111 or council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

    Submissions close Sunday 25 June 2017

  • Joesandra VPA endorsed by Council

    3 months ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    Council endorsed the draft Voluntary Planning Agreement at its meeting on 4 August 2015. The Voluntary Planning Agreement was subsequently executed between the parties resulting in the dedication of land to Council for a public road (laneway) in conjunction with the completion of the shop-top housing development on the site.

    Council endorsed the draft Voluntary Planning Agreement at its meeting on 4 August 2015. The Voluntary Planning Agreement was subsequently executed between the parties resulting in the dedication of land to Council for a public road (laneway) in conjunction with the completion of the shop-top housing development on the site.

  • 341-343 Condamine St, Manly Vale (Joesandra Pty Ltd)

    3 months ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    On 23 June 2105, we resolved to exhibit a draft voluntary planning agreement and explanatory note (draft VPA) relating to DA2014/0828, for land at 341 – 343 Condamine Street, Manly Vale.

    View Draft VPA

    How can I make a submission?
    • Email Council
    • Write to Council marked: ‘Joesandra VPA PEX 2015/0003’, including your name, address and telephone number.
    Comments close Friday 24 July 2015

    On 23 June 2105, we resolved to exhibit a draft voluntary planning agreement and explanatory note (draft VPA) relating to DA2014/0828, for land at 341 – 343 Condamine Street, Manly Vale.

    View Draft VPA

    How can I make a submission?
    • Email Council
    • Write to Council marked: ‘Joesandra VPA PEX 2015/0003’, including your name, address and telephone number.
    Comments close Friday 24 July 2015
  • 697-701 Pittwater Rd Dee Why ‘HighLine’ (formerly Cobalt)

    3 months ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    The original approval for DA 2011/0887 has been activated, the site has been demolished and cleared.

    Gannet Developments (formerly Aranda) will be lodging a new development application once the Dee Why Town Centre Planning Proposal has been gazetted.

    For more information, please contact Jen Moody on 9942 2755 or deewhytowncentre@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au


    The original approval for DA 2011/0887 has been activated, the site has been demolished and cleared.

    Gannet Developments (formerly Aranda) will be lodging a new development application once the Dee Why Town Centre Planning Proposal has been gazetted.

    For more information, please contact Jen Moody on 9942 2755 or deewhytowncentre@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au