Draft Kempsey Cinema Voluntary Planning Agreement
Frequently asked questions

Updated 4 April 2018

What is a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA)?

A VPA is a legally binding contract between a developer and a planning authority, such as a Council, that determines the criteria for the development.

What are the benefits to the community of the VPA?

The VPA provides a legal framework to guide the funding, construction and management of a 4-screen commercial cinema complex for the Kempsey Central Business District. This development has been supported by the Commonwealth Government through the Building Better Regions Fund in recognition of the significant economic, social and culture benefits it will deliver to the Macleay Valley community.

Where can the public view the draft VPA?

Members of the public can view the VPA by going to: www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/vpa . The VPA was on public exhibition for a period of 28 days and the public will had until 4pm on Tuesday 3 April to make a submission.

What happens after the public exhibition period finishes?

Submissions regarding the terms of the draft VPA will be reported back to Council in April. Council may decide to not proceed with the VPA after considering the submissions. They also may decide to make amendments to the VPA and/ or execute the Agreement. If it is executed then construction will commence after the VPA is signed by Gowing Bros. and Council.

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