Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
89A Directions by Minister
(1) On a referral being made by a consent authority or an applicable regional panel, or an applicant, to the Minister under this Division, the Minister may direct the relevant consent authority, within the time specified in the direction:
(a) to approve the Crown development application, with or without specified conditions, or
(b) to refuse the Crown development application.
(2) A consent authority must comply with a direction by the Minister.
(3) If the consent authority fails to comply, the consent authority is taken, on the last date for compliance specified in the direction, to have determined the Crown development application in accordance with the Minister’s direction.
(4) Despite subsection (2), a consent authority may vary a condition specified by the Minister with the approval of the applicant.