Adopted by Council

Tuesday 28 June 2022

The draft Planning Agreement Policy was on public exhibition from 29 April to 29 May 2022 and received no formal submissions during the exhibition period.

The policy was reported to and adopted by Council at its meeting on Tuesday 28 June. The adopted policy supersedes all previous versions.

The Council Minutes, Council Report and Community Engagement Report can be found under the 'Links' section on this page.

Exhibition background

Planning Agreements are legal agreements between Council and other parties - developers and landowners. It is important that our community are aware of changes that we make to the policies relating to these agreements.

The draft Policy guides how Council will consider a developer's offer to enter into agreements that may result in payment of monetary contributions, or transfer of land or infrastructure to Council for use as a public purpose. This Policy will, when adopted, replace the Northern Beaches Voluntary Planning Agreement Policy 2019.

More information about Planning Agreements, including a register of Planning Agreements executed with Council, can be found on Council’s website here.

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.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    May 2022: Public exhibition

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Jun 2022: Review and consideration of submissions

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Jun 2022: Report to Council

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Jun 2022: Adoption of policy and guidelines