Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
149B Applications for building certificates
(1) An application for a building certificate may be made:
(a) by the owner of the land on which the building is erected,
(b) by any other person, with the consent of the owner of that land,
(c) by the purchaser under a contract for the sale of property that
comprises or includes the building or part, or by the purchaser’s
Australian legal practitioner or agent, or
(d) by a public authority that has notified the owner of its intention
to apply for the certificate.
(2) The regulations may provide for the procedures for making an
application, the fees payable in connection with an application and the
procedures for dealing with an application.