Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Current version for 1 January 2015 to date (accessed 29 January 2015 at 23:19)

55   Relevant planning authority to prepare explanation of and justification for proposed instrument—the planning proposal

(1)  Before an environmental planning instrument is made under this Division, the relevant planning authority is required to prepare a document that explains the intended effect of the proposed instrument and sets out the justification for making the proposed instrument (the planning proposal).
(2)  The planning proposal is to include the following:
(a)  a statement of the objectives or intended outcomes of the proposed instrument,
(b)  an explanation of the provisions that are to be included in the proposed instrument,
(c)  the justification for those objectives, outcomes and provisions and the process for their implementation (including whether the proposed instrument will comply with relevant directions under section 117),
(d)  if maps are to be adopted by the proposed instrument, such as maps for proposed land use zones; heritage areas; flood prone land—a version of the maps containing sufficient detail to indicate the substantive effect of the proposed instrument,
(e)  details of the community consultation that is to be undertaken before consideration is given to the making of the proposed instrument.
(3)  The Secretary may issue requirements with respect to the preparation of a planning proposal.
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