Voluntary Planning Agreements - Register & Archive

A Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority and a developer.  Under an agreement a developer agrees to provide or fund:

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

Contributions can be made through:

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

VPAs cannot be entered into unless public notice has been given and an explanatory note is made available for inspection for at least 28 days.

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 requires that Council maintain a planning agreement register for public inspection.  The register must include:

  • a short description of any VPA that applies to the area of the Council,
  • the date the agreement was entered into,
  • the names of the parties, and
  • the land to which it applies.

 

Current Planning Agreements

01/2018/VPA – Rouse Hill Regional Centre Planning Agreement

The Agreement secures the provision of public facilities and services to meet certain demands created by development within the Rouse Hill Regional Centre. The Agreement requires the Developer to make monetary contributions, provide district and local open space facilities, contribute to the funding of a library and community centre and complete works within Caddies Creek.

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

29 December 2006

Planning Agreement parties:

The Hills Shire Council; Lend Lease GPT (Rouse Hill) Pty Limited; GPT RE Limited; GPT Management Holdings Limited; Lend Lease Corporation Limited.

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies:

Land within the Rouse Hill Regional Centre, generally bound by Windsor Road, Commercial Road, Bridgewood Drive and Sanctuary Drive.

Rouse Hill Regional Centre - Planning Agreement(PDF, 9MB)

02/2018/VPA – 354-368 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill

This Agreement relates to the stabilisation works and land dedication to be completed by the Developer in association with development at 354-368 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill.

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

30 October 2009

Planning Agreement parties:

The Hills Shire Council; Belcrib Pty Ltd

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies:

Land formerly known as 354-368 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill (generally new subdivision along Womurrung Avenue and Murrung Way, Castle Hill)

Voluntary Planning Agreement 354-368 Old Northern Road Castle Hill(PDF, 542KB)

Deed of Rectification - 354-386 Old Northern Road(PDF, 73KB)

03/2018/VPA – Castle Towers - Showground Road Upgrade

The Agreement relates to the payment of monetary contributions to Roads and Maritime Services by the Developer, towards the implementation of Showground Road Upgrade Works and the dedication of land by the Developer as public road. 

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

10 January 2017

Planning Agreement parties:

QIC Limited; Roads and Maritime Services; The Hills Shire Council.

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies:

6-14 Castle Street, Castle Hill (Castle Towers), Kentwell Avenue Road Reserve, Showground Road Reserve and Pennant Street Road Reserve (refer to Schedule 3A of VPA for details of the Land).

Showground Road Voluntary Planning Agreement(PDF, 4MB)

04/2018/VPA – Box Hill North Precinct

The Agreement secures the provision of all local infrastructure required to support urban development within the Box Hill North Precinct, including open space facilities, traffic and transport infrastructure and drainage/water management infrastructure. At the time of execution, the total value of Works to be completed and Land to be dedicated for public purposes under the VPA was approximately $316 million.

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

12 March 2015

Planning Agreement parties:

EJ Cooper & Son Pty Ltd; The Hills Shire Council.

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies:

Land within the Box Hill North Precinct (refer to Summary Sheet of VPA for details of the Land).

Voluntary Planning Agreement - Box Hill North Precinct(PDF, 10MB)

05/2018/VPA – Hills of Carmel Estate, Box Hill Precinct

The Agreement secures the provision of traffic infrastructure (primarily Mt Carmel Road) and drainage/water management works which are identified under Contributions Plan No. 15 – Box Hill Precinct by the Developer in association with residential development within the Box Hill Precinct.  It enables the Developer to partially offset the contributions payable under Section 7.11 of the Act, by the agreed value of works and land delivered under the VPA.

A Deed of Variation amended the VPA to extend its application to an additional 8.2 hectares of land on which the Developer intends to deliver approximately 160 new dwellings. The amendments would enable the Developer to rely on the VPA to offset the development contributions payable with respect to a greater extent of development (2,060 lots rather than 1,900 lots).

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

19 June 2018

Date Deed of Variation to Planning Agreement was entered into:

13 December 2018

Planning Agreement parties:

Jundu Pty Ltd as trustee for Hills of Carmel Estate Partnership; Mogul Stud Pty Ltd; The Hills Shire Council.

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies:

Land within the Box Hill Precinct (refer to Schedule 1 Sheet 1 of the Deed of Variation to the VPA for details of the Land).

Download Box Hill ‘Hills of Carmel’ Voluntary Planning Agreement Below:

Executed Voluntary Planning Agreement Box Hill - Hills of Carmel(PDF, 21MB)

The current version of the VPA (as amended by the Deed of Variation) is provided as Annexure A to the Deed of Variation below:

Deed of Variation of Planning Agreement - Hills of Carmel(PDF, 31MB)

07/2018/VPA – 64 Mackillop Drive, Norwest

The Agreement relates to the completion of drainage works, dedication of associated land and payment of monetary contributions to Council by the Developer to contribute towards the future provision of public benefits, amenities and/or local infrastructure.

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

13 August 2013

Planning Agreement parties:

Trustees of the Sisters of Saint Joseph; The Hills Shire Council

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies:

Proposed Lot 116, being Part Lot 2 DP 817696 (refer to Schedule 1 of VPA for details of the Land). Currently described as Lots 1001, 1002 and 1003 DP 1190982.

Voluntary Planning Agreement - 64 Mackillop Drive(PDF, 25MB)

08/2018/VPA – 11-13 Solent Circuit, Norwest

The Agreement relates to the payment of monetary contributions to Council by the Developer to contribute towards the future provision of open space, community facilities and traffic and transport infrastructure.

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

11 August 2015

Planning Agreement parties:

Hills Christian Life Centre Limited; Capital Corporation (Waterside) Pty Ltd; The Hills Shire Council.

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies:

11-13 Solent Circuit, Norwest (Lot 5074 DP 1003042).

Voluntary Planning Agreement - 11-13 Solent Circuit Baulkham Hills(PDF, 16MB)

09/2018/VPA – 7 Maitland Place, Norwest

The Agreement relates to the construction and dedication of a new local road through the site and payment of monetary contributions to Council by the Developer to contribute towards the future provision of public benefits, amenities and/or local infrastructure.

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

28 February 2017

Planning Agreement parties:

Maitland Square Holding; The Hills Shire Council

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies

7 Maitland Place, Norwest (Lot 1 DP 866565)

Voluntary Planning Agreement - 7 Maitland Place(PDF, 8MB)

10/2018/VPA – 98-102 Fairway Drive, Norwest

The Agreement relates to the payment of monetary contributions to Council by the Developer to contribute towards the future provision of public benefits, amenities and/or local infrastructure.

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

28 March 2017

Planning Agreement parties:

Arden CH (NSW) Pty Ltd; The Hills Shire Council

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies:

98-102 Fairway Drive, Norwest (Lots 2 and 3 DP 1210647)

Voluntary Planning Agreement - 98-102 Fairway Drive Norwest(PDF, 6MB)

11/2018/VPA – Lot 5 Commercial Road, Rouse Hill

The Agreement relates to the construction and dedication of a new road through the site (extension of Green Hills Drive), turfing and dedication of land for a new pocket park (passive open space) and payment of monetary contributions to Council by the Developer to contribute towards the future provision of active open space.

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

25 July 2017

Planning Agreement parties:

Norlex Holdings Pty Ltd; The Hills Shire Council.

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies

Lot 5 Commercial Road, Rouse Hill (Lot 5 DP 30916)

Voluntary Planning Agreement - Lot 5 Commercial Road Rouse Hill(PDF, 25MB)

12/2018/VPA – 582 & 582A Old Northern Road, Dural

The Agreement relates to the payment of monetary contributions to Council by the Developer to contribute towards the future provision of parks, sporting fields, community facilities and pedestrian access improvements in the vicinity of the Land.

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

11 September 2018

Planning Agreement parties:

Centaran Holdings Pty Ltd; The Hills Shire Council

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies

582-582A Old Northern Road, Dural (Lot 2 DP 5657189 and Lot 1 DP 656034)

Voluntary Planning Agreement - 582 and 582A Old Northern Road Dural(PDF, 10MB)

13/2019/VPA – 8 Solent Circuit, Norwest

The amendment of The Hills Local Environmental Plan 2012, as it relates to the Land, to increase the maximum floor space ratio from 1:1 to 2:2:1 and increase the permissible maximum building height from RL116 metres (approximately 8 storeys) to RL126 metres (up to 10 storeys).

Date Planning Agreement was entered into:

May 2019

Planning Agreement parties:

The Hills Shire Council; Eden Brae Homes Investments Pty Ltd.

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies

Lot 4026 DP 873565

Voluntary Planning Agreement - 8 Solent Circuit - Norwest(PDF, 11MB)

14/2018/PLP - 93-107 Cecil Avenue and 9-10 Roger Avenue, Castle Hill

The Agreement relates to the payment of monetary contributions to Council by the Developer for the construction of future improvements to the public domain, roads and traffic management works in the vicinity of the land. The Agreement also provides for the provision of a public access easement over the land connecting Roger Avenue to Cecil Avenue and embellishment works within the easement.

Date Planning Agreement was Entered Into:

21 August 2019

Planning Agreement Parties:

The Hills Shire Council; Merck Property Pty Ltd

Land to which the Planning Agreement applies:

Nos 93-107 Cecil Avenue and Nos 9-10 Roger Avenue, Castle Hill, being the land legally known as:

1.   Lot 6 DP 705913;

2.   Lot 27 DP 15399;

3.   Lot 1 DP 531559;

4.   Lot 4 DP 531559;

5.   Lot 5 DP 705913;

6.   Lot 1 DP 581293;

7.   Lot 3 DP 581293;

8.   Lot 2 DP 581293;

9.   Lot 4 DP 581293;

10. Lot 1 DP 547897;

11. Lot 2 DP 547897;

12. Lot 1 DP 591676;

13. Lot 2 DP 591676;

14. Lot 20 DP 15399;

15. Lot 6 DP 29141;

16. Lot 5 DP 29141;

17. Lot 21 DP 778595; and

18. Lot 22 DP 778595.

Voluntary Planning Agreement - Roger & Cecil Ave, Castle Hill(PDF, 15MB)

 

Carlingford VPAs (formerly within The Hills Shire Council)

Download 8-10 Boundary Road, Carlingford Voluntary Planning Agreement

Download 1-7A Thallon Street, Carlingford Voluntary Planning Agreement

Download 2-14 Thallon Street & 7-13 Jenkins Road, Carlingford Voluntary Planning Agreement

Download 2-12 James Street, Carlingford Voluntary Planning Agreement

Download 1-7 Correy Place, 774-778 Pennant Hills Road and 13 Young Road, Carlingford Voluntary Planning Agreement

Download 14-30 Shirley Street, 2-10 Janell Crescent and 247-251, 255-261 and 277-281 Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford Voluntary Planning Agreement

 

Useful Links

VPA Register - NSW Planning & Environment Website