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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Historical version for 8 July 2002 to 31 July 2002 (accessed 6 April 2020 at 15:35) Current version
Part 3 Division 1 Section 25
25   Statement of aims etc in environmental planning instruments
(1)  An environmental planning instrument shall state the aims, objectives, policies and strategies whereby that environmental planning instrument is designed to achieve any of the objects of this Act.
(2)  Except as provided by subsection (3), a statement referred to in subsection (1) does not affect the construction or effect of any other provision of the environmental planning instrument in which the statement is made.
(3)  Where a provision of an environmental planning instrument is genuinely capable of different interpretations, that interpretation which best meets the aims, objectives, policies and strategies stated in that instrument shall be preferred.
(4)  A failure to comply in any respect with subsection (1) does not affect the validity, construction or effect of an environmental planning instrument.
(5)  This section does not apply in the case of a deemed environmental planning instrument.