What is a planning agreement?

    A planning agreement is a voluntary agreement between a planning authority (which can include Council) and a developer to enable the developer to provide contributions (being land dedications and/or monetary payments and/or facilities) to Council for the benefit of the public.

    What land does the Draft Planning Agreement refer to?

    The Draft Planning Agreement applies to all of the Land shown as proposed lots 1, 2, and 3 in schedule 3 of the Draft Planning Agreement document.

    What is the objective of the Draft Planning Agreement?

    The objective of the Draft Planning Agreement is to secure land as an ecological offset, including securing its restoration back to a self-sustaining native ecosystem and ongoing management in perpetuity.

    How can I make a submission?

    After reviewing the Planning Agreement, you can:

    • Make a submission via our online tool on the project page
    • Email [email protected] 
    • Submissions may also be sent by mail to the following address:

               ATT: Deborah Scott, Developer Contributions Coordinator

               Lake Macquarie City Council

               Box 1906, Hunter Region Mail Centre, NSW 2310.

    How does the planning agreement relate to proposed development in the Wyee Point area?

    Demand for new homes is increasing across the Lake Macquarie area. Council has plans and policies that relate to both development and conservation of natural areas for biodiversity. Some development necessitates clearing of native vegetation. Council often requires this loss of native vegetation to be offset to ensure maintenance of biodiversity across the local area into the future. 

    A development application for subdivision of land at Wyee Point has been lodged with Lake Macquarie City Council that will result in the loss of some native vegetation on the development site. The proposed planning agreement ensures that the native vegetation lost as a result of the development of the land is offset by conservation and management of other land in the local area. The proposed biodiversity offsets will enhance the long term protection and quality of natural area lands adjacent to the development.