Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
80A Imposition of conditions
(1) Conditions—generally A condition of development consent may be imposed if:(a) it relates to any matter referred to in section 79C (1) of relevance to the development the subject of the consent, or(b) it requires the modification or surrender of a consent granted under this Act or a right conferred by Division 10 in relation to the land to which the development application relates, or(c) it requires the modification or cessation of development (including the removal of buildings and works used in connection with that development) carried out on land (whether or not being land to which the development application relates), or(d) it limits the period during which development may be carried out in accordance with the consent so granted, or(e) it requires the removal of buildings and works (or any part of them) at the expiration of the period referred to in paragraph (d), or(f) it requires the carrying out of works (whether or not being works on land to which the application relates) relating to any matter referred to in section 79C (1) applicable to the development the subject of the consent, or(g) it modifies details of the development the subject of the development application, or(h) it is authorised to be imposed under section 80 (3) or (5), subsections (5)–(9) of this section or section 94, 94A, 94EF or 94F.(2) Ancillary aspects of development A consent may be granted subject to a condition that a specified aspect of the development that is ancillary to the core purpose of the development is to be carried out to the satisfaction, determined in accordance with the regulations, of the consent authority or a person specified by the consent authority.(3) A consent authority that has not determined a request to indicate whether a specified aspect of development has been carried out to the satisfaction of the consent authority, or a person specified by the consent authority, within the relevant period, prescribed by the regulations, applicable to the aspect or the development is, for the purpose only of section 97, taken to have determined the request by indicating that it, or the person, is not satisfied as to the specified aspect.(4) Conditions expressed in terms of outcomes or objectives A consent may be granted subject to a condition expressed in a manner that identifies both of the following:(a) one or more express outcomes or objectives that the development or a specified part or aspect of the development must achieve,(b) clear criteria against which achievement of the outcome or objective must be assessed.(5) Modification or surrender of consents or existing use rights If a consent authority imposes (as referred to in subsection (1) (b)) a condition requiring the modification or surrender of a consent granted under this Act or a right conferred by Division 10, the consent or right may be modified or surrendered subject to and in accordance with the regulations.(6) Conditions and other arrangements concerning security A development consent may be granted subject to a condition, or a consent authority may enter into an agreement with an applicant, that the applicant must provide security for the payment of the cost of any one or more of the following:(a) making good any damage caused to any property of the consent authority (or any property of the corporation) as a consequence of the doing of anything to which the consent relates,(b) completing any public work (such as road work, kerbing and guttering, footway construction, stormwater drainage and environmental controls) required in connection with the consent,(c) remedying any defects in any such public work that arise within 6 months after the work is completed.(7) The security is to be for such reasonable amount as is determined by the consent authority.(8) The security may be provided, at the applicant’s choice, by way of:(a) deposit with the consent authority, or(b) a guarantee satisfactory to the consent authority.(9) The security is to be provided before carrying out any work in accordance with the development consent or at such other time as may be agreed to by the consent authority.(10) The funds realised from a security may be paid out to meet any cost referred to in subsection (6). Any balance remaining is to be refunded to, or at the direction of, the persons who provided the security.(10A) A condition of a consent has no effect to the extent that it requires a compliance certificate to be obtained in respect of any development.(10B) Review of extended hours of operation and number of persons permitted A development consent that is granted subject to a reviewable condition may be granted subject to a further condition that the consent authority may review that condition at any time or at intervals specified by the consent and that the reviewable condition may be changed on any such review.(10C) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the kinds of development that may be subject to a further condition referred to in subsection (10B), the matters that must be included in such a condition and the procedures for a review under such a condition.(10D) A decision by a consent authority to change a reviewable condition on a review is taken to be a determination of a development consent for the purposes of this Act.Note.A review application or an appeal against a determination of a development consent may be made under this Division or Division 8.(10E) For the purposes of subsections (10B)–(10D), a reviewable condition means any of the following:(a) a condition that permits extended hours of operation (in addition to other specified hours of operation),(b) a condition that increases the maximum number of persons permitted in a building (in addition to the maximum number otherwise permitted).(11) Prescribed conditions A development consent is subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the regulations.