Planning Agreements

Overview

Planning Agreement is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as Fairfield City Council) and a developer who has sought a change to a Local Environmental Plan through a Planning Proposal or who has made a Development Application.

Under a Planning Agreement, a developer agrees to provide or fund:

  • public amenities and public services
  • affordable housing
  • transport or other infrastructure.

Contributions can be made through:

  • dedication of land
  • monetary contributions
  • construction of infrastructure
  • provision of materials for public benefit and/or use.

Planning Agreements cannot be entered into unless public notice has been given and an explanatory note is made available for inspection for 28 days. Please clickon the link below to access Council's Policy.

Fairfield City Council Voluntary Planning Agreement Policy(PDF, 388KB)

Council's Policy on Planning Agreements

Council’s policy on Planning Agreements became effective on 5 September 2018.

The policy provides guidelines for both the Council and developers to effectively negotiate and prepare Planning Agreements.

The framework for the negotiation, assessment and use of Planning Agreements ensures that is clear, consistent, efficient, fair and accountable.  

The policy provides a template Planning Agreement document, including infrastructure works that may be considered to have a public benefit.

Register of Planning Agreements

Clause 25F of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation requires councils to keep a register.

Below is a list of Planning Agreements with Council that are currently:

On Notification

On notification – Planning Agreements available for public inspection and comment before being finalised.

Finalised

Finalised – Planning Agreements that have been notified but yet to be entered into by Council and the Developer.

Executed

A Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a relevant planning authority and a developer to provide or fund public amenities and services. 

Voluntary Planning Agreements can include the dedication of land, monetary contributions, construction of infrastructure, provision of materials for public benefit and/or use. 

Voluntary Planning Agreements that have been executed are available to be viewed below:

Bonnyrigg Living Communities VPA, Bonnyrigg, VPA executed July 2008(PDF, 11MB)
Calabria Club 184-192 Restwell Road, Prairiewood, VPA executed January 2011(PDF, 1MB)
Fairfield Chase 49-61 Spencer Street, Fairfield, VPA executed February 2013(PDF, 450KB)
83-85 The Crescent Fairfield, VPA executed April 2014(PDF, 943KB)
47-53 Pedestrian Mall, Villawood - Explanatory Note 20 March 2017(PDF, 20KB)
47-53 Pedestrian Mall, Villawood - Executed 20 March 2017(PDF, 3MB)


Voluntary Planning Agreements (State Significant Development)

Voluntary Planning Agreements for State Significant Development are generally entered into with the Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) and can be viewed on the Voluntary Planning Agreement section of the DP&E website.

Below is a list of State Significant Voluntary Planning Agreements relating to Fairfield City:

2010/4232 - Old Wallgrove Road, Horsley Park, Oakdale Central
2013/8374 - 813-913 Wallgrove Road, Horsley Park
2016/8153 - 327-335 Burley Road, Horsley Park
2015/7323 - 327-335 Burley Road, Horsley Park