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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Current version for 15 February 2019 to date (accessed 21 April 2019 at 16:34)
2.9 Functions of Commission
(cf previous s 23D)
(1) The Independent Planning Commission has the following functions:(a) the functions of the consent authority under Part 4 for State significant or other development that are (subject to this Act) conferred on it under this Act,(b) any functions under this Act that are delegated to the Commission,(c) to advise the Minister or the Planning Secretary on any matter on which the Minister or the Planning Secretary requests advice from the Commission,(d) to hold a public hearing into any matter into which the Minister requests the Commission to hold a public hearing,(e) any function of a Sydney district or regional planning panel or a local planning panel in respect of a particular matter that the Minister requests the Commission to exercise (to the exclusion of the panel),(f) if a Sydney district or regional planning panel has not been appointed for any part of the State, any function that is conferred on any such panel under an environmental planning instrument applicable to that part or that is otherwise conferred on any such panel under this Act,(g) any other function conferred or imposed on it under this or any other Act.Note.Division 5 of Part 4AA of State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007 provides that a subcommittee appointed by the Independent Planning Commission exercises the gateway functions of the Mining and Petroleum Gateway Panel under that Policy.(2) The matters on which advice may be provided under subsection (1) (c), or into which a public hearing may be held under subsection (1) (d), include any general or particular planning or development matter, the administration of this Act or any related matter.