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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Historical version for 1 December 2015 to 26 January 2016 (accessed 3 August 2020 at 23:10) Current version
Division 2 The Secretary
13 Secretary of Department of Planning and Environment
(1) (Repealed)(2) The Secretary shall, in the exercise of any function conferred upon the Secretary by or under this Act (except in relation to the contents of a recommendation or report made by the Secretary to the Minister), be subject to the control and direction of the Minister.(3) (Repealed)(4) A reference in any Act or statutory instrument, or in any other instrument, to the Director of Environment and Planning or to the Director of Planning or to the Director-General of the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning is to be read as a reference to the Secretary.(5) A reference in any environmental planning instrument, or any regulation or other instrument made under this Act, to the Director is taken to be a reference to the Secretary.
15 Functions of the Secretary
In addition to the functions conferred or imposed on the Secretary by or under this or any other Act, the Secretary may, for the purposes of this Act:(a) submit to the Minister such proposals with respect to environmental planning and assessment as the Secretary considers necessary or appropriate, including proposals for the development and use of land, whether or not in conjunction with the provision of utility services and public transport facilities, and(b) consider and furnish reports to and advise and make recommendations to the Minister upon any matter or proposal relating to the development and use of land or to environmental planning and assessment which may be referred to the Secretary by the Minister.