VPA works


Public domain works to be provided under a voluntary planning agreement (VPA) are often associated with works arising from a development application (DA).

Before a VPA can be prepared, a public benefit offer must be submitted to the City of Sydney for review and agreement of the works or the contribution proposed. The draft VPA will then be publicly advertised before it is formally agreed.

Works proposed under a VPA must be documented and approved by the City. This requires information to be submitted, similar to the requirements for works required under a DA.

Submissions and approvals

Detailed information about the submission and approval of works under a VPA are outlined in the Public Domain Manual (download below).


For further information about public domain works required under a VPA, please contact:

Public Domain team
02 9246 7575

If you wish to enquire about other works in the public domain such as outdoor dining licences, technical specifications for works on public streets and footpaths, applications for land owner's consent, temporary construction work or hoardings, follow the links below or please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9265 9333.

Last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2013