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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 19 November 2019 at 11:46)
Environmental planning instruments—SEPPs
Governor may make environmental planning instruments (SEPPs)
(cf previous s 37)
The Governor may make environmental planning instruments for the purpose of environmental planning by the State. Any such instrument may be called a State environmental planning policy (or SEPP).Without limiting subsection (1), an environmental planning instrument may be made by the Governor to make provision with respect to any matter that, in the opinion of the Minister, is of State or regional environmental planning significance or of environmental planning significance to a district within the meaning of Division 3.1.
(cf previous s 38)
Before recommending the making of an environmental planning instrument by the Governor, the Minister is to take such steps, if any, as the Minister considers appropriate or necessary—to publicise an explanation of the intended effect of the proposed instrument, andto seek and consider submissions from the public on the matter.Before recommending the making of an environmental planning instrument by the Governor, the Minister must consult with the Greater Sydney Commission if—the proposed instrument relates to land within the Greater Sydney Region, andthe Minister is of the opinion that the proposed instrument is likely to significantly affect the implementation of a strategic plan affecting that Region.See also section 3.25.