ALERT: New Practice Note on Voluntary Planning Agreements in NSW

22 Feb, 2021

On 12 February 2021, the Planning Secretary issued a new Planning Agreements Practice Note (VPA Practice Note). On the same day, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Development Contributions) Regulation 2021 (Amendment Regulation) made a number of amendments to the…

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Proposed reforms to development contributions in NSW

15 Apr, 2020

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has announced a suite of proposed reforms to the development contributions system in NSW. The DPIE states that the purpose of the reforms are to ‘…fix the uncertainty of developer contributions to…

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Does a VPA need to be publicly notified together with a DA?

14 Apr, 2020

Is it mandatory for a voluntary planning agreement (VPA) under s7.4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) to be publicly notified contemporaneously with the development application, or the planning proposal to which it relates? This question…

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