Interpretation Act 1987 No 15
5 Application of Act
(1) This Act applies to all Acts and instruments (including this Act) whether enacted or made before or after the commencement of this Act.(2) This Act applies to an Act or instrument except in so far as the contrary intention appears in this Act or in the Act or instrument concerned.(3) Wherever appropriate, this Act applies to a portion of an Act or instrument in the same way as it applies to the whole of an Act or instrument.(4) Nothing in this Act excludes the application to an Act or instrument of a rule of construction applicable to it and not inconsistent with this Act.(5) This section does not authorise a statutory rule to exclude or modify the operation of Part 6 (statutory rules and certain other instruments).(6) The provisions of sections 24, 28, 29, 30, 30B, 33, 42, 43, 69A, 75 and 80 that apply to a statutory rule also apply to an environmental planning instrument.