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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Historical version for 1 July 1998 to 9 July 1998 (accessed 18 January 2020 at 20:28) Current version
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(1) A person generally or specially authorised by a council or the Minister for the purposes of this section may apply to an authorised justice if the authorised person has reasonable grounds for believing that the provisions of this Act, the regulations, an environmental planning instrument or the terms of a development consent, complying development certificate or order under this Act have been or are being contravened in or on any premises.(2) An authorised justice to whom such an application is made may, if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for doing so, issue a search warrant authorising an authorised person named in the warrant:(a) to enter the premises, and(b) to search the premises for evidence of a contravention of this Act, the regulations, an environmental planning instrument or the terms of a development consent, complying development certificate or order under this Act.(3) Part 3 of the Search Warrants Act 1985 applies to a search warrant issued under this section.(4) Without limiting the generality of section 18 of the Search Warrants Act 1985, a police officer:(a) may accompany an authorised person executing a search warrant issued under this section, and(b) may take all reasonable steps to assist the authorised person in the exercise of the person’s functions under this section.(5) In this section, authorised justice has the same meaning as in the Search Warrants Act 1985.