Planning Agreements & Works-in-Kind Agreements - Policies & Templates

In effect are Council's:

  • Planning Agreement Policy,
  • Works-in-Kind Policy and
  • associated templates

The policies and templates transparently:

  • document Council’s procedures
  • standardise Council’s procedures
  • clarify Council’s procedures

These procedures are for the:

  • receipt
  • assessment
  • negotiation and
  • processing of offers from developers to:
  • enter into Planning Agreements or
  • into Works-in-Kind Agreements

The policies are primarily procedural. They ensure that Council’s use of these agreements is clear and transparent for all parties affected. This includes developers, Council and the broader community.

The policies provide guidance on:

  • the strategic context in which these agreements are negotiated
  • how the public benefits offered by developers will be considered and assessed

The templates have been prepared to assist Proponent’s and Applicant’s with the preparation of these agreements.

The templates are a standardised format. Their use is expected under the Policies to ensure consistency and simplicity in the consideration and administration of these agreements.


Copies of the templates are provided below.

Planning Agreement Template(DOCX, 126KB)

Works-in-Kind Agreement Template(DOCX, 122KB)


Council’s Planning Agreement Policy and Works-in-Kind Policy are also available to view on the Policy Register page.