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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Current version for 15 February 2019 to date (accessed 20 June 2019 at 02:40)
8.19 Awarding of compensation concerning orders
(cf previous s 121ZL)
(1) The Court, on the hearing of an appeal or otherwise, has a discretion to award compensation to a person to whom a development control order is given for any expense incurred by the person as a consequence of the order, including the cost of any investigative work or reinstatement carried out by the person as a consequence of the order.(2) Compensation is to be awarded only if the person seeking the compensation satisfies the Court that the giving of the development control order was unsubstantiated or the terms of the order were unreasonable.(3) A claim for compensation cannot be made more than 28 days after the date on which the Court gives its decision on the appeal or more than 3 months after the date of the development control order if an appeal is not made against the order.(4) Compensation under this section is to be awarded against the relevant enforcement authority who gave the development control order.