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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Historical version for 1 July 1998 to 9 July 1998 (accessed 24 January 2020 at 20:17) Current version
Part 4 Division 2 Section 81A
81A   Effects of development consents and commencement of development
(1) Erection of buildings A development consent that enables the erection of a building is sufficient to authorise the use of the building when erected for the purpose for which it was erected if that purpose is specified in the development application, subject to section 109M.
Note.
 Section 109M prohibits the occupation or use of a new building unless an occupation certificate has been issued for the building.
(2)  The erection of a building in accordance with a development consent must not be commenced until:
(a)  a construction certificate for the building work has been issued by:
(i)  the consent authority, or
(ii)  an accredited certifier, and
(b)  the person having the benefit of the development consent:
(i)  has appointed a principal certifying authority, and
(ii)  has notified the consent authority and the council (if the council is not the consent authority) of the appointment, and
(c)  the person having the benefit of the development consent has given at least 2 days’ notice to the council of the person’s intention to commence the erection of the building.
(3) Subdivision of land A development consent that enables the subdivision of land may authorise the carrying out of any physical activity in, on, under or over land in connection with the subdivision, including the construction of roads and stormwater drainage systems.
Note.
 A plan of subdivision cannot be registered under the Conveyancing Act 1919 unless a subdivision certificate has been issued for the subdivision.
(4)  Subdivision work in accordance with a development consent must not be commenced until:
(a)  a construction certificate for the subdivision work has been issued by:
(i)  the consent authority, or
(ii)  an accredited certifier, and
(b)  the person having the benefit of the development consent:
(i)  has appointed a principal certifying authority, and
(ii)  has notified the consent authority and the council (if the council is not the consent authority) of the appointment, and
(c)  the person having the benefit of the development consent has given at least 2 days’ notice to the council of the person’s intention to commence the subdivision work.
(5) Regulations may provide for the issue of certificates The regulations may make provision concerning the issue of certificates for the erection of buildings and the subdivision of land.