Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
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Part 1 Preliminary
1   Name of Regulation
This Regulation is the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
2   Commencement
This Regulation commences on 1 January 2001.
3   Definitions
(cf clause 3 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  In this Regulation:
accredited body corporate has the same meaning as in the Building Professionals Act 2005.
alternative solution has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
approval body has the same meaning as in section 90A of the Act.
assessment method has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd means the Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ACN 081 455 754).
BASIX affected building means any building that contains one or more dwellings, but does not include a hotel or motel.
BASIX affected development means any of the following development that is not BASIX excluded development:
(a)  development that involves the erection (but not the relocation) of a BASIX affected building,
(b)  development that involves a change of building use by which a building becomes a BASIX affected building,
(c)  development that involves the alteration, enlargement or extension of a BASIX affected building, where the estimated construction cost of the development is:
(i)  $100,000 or more—in the case of development for which a development application or an application for a complying development certificate is made on or after 1 October 2006 and before 1 July 2007, or
(ii)  $50,000 or more—in the case of development for which a development application or an application for a complying development certificate is made on or after 1 July 2007,
(d)  development for the purpose of a swimming pool or spa, or combination of swimming pools and spas, that services or service only one dwelling and that has a capacity, or combined capacity, of 40,000 litres or more.
BASIX certificate means a certificate issued by the Director-General under clause 164A.
BASIX excluded development means any of the following development:
(a)  development for the purpose of a garage, storeroom, car port, gazebo, verandah or awning,
(b)  alterations, enlargements or extensions to a building listed on the State Heritage Register under the Heritage Act 1977,
(c)  alterations, enlargements or extensions that result in a space that cannot be fully enclosed (for example, a verandah that is open or enclosed by screens, mesh or other materials that permit the free and uncontrolled flow of air), other than a space can be fully enclosed but for a vent needed for the safe operation of a gas appliance,
(d)  alterations, enlargements or extensions that the Director-General has declared, by order published in the Gazette, to be BASIX excluded development.
BASIX optional development means any of the following development that is not BASIX excluded development:
(a)  development that involves the alteration, enlargement or extension of a BASIX affected building, where the estimate of the construction cost of the development is:
(i)  less than $100,000—in the case of development for which a development application or an application for a complying development certificate is made on or after 1 October 2006 and before 1 July 2007, or
(ii)  less than $50,000—in the case of development for which a development application or an application for a complying development certificate is made on or after 1 July 2007,
(b)  development for the purpose of a swimming pool or spa, or combination of swimming pools and spas, that services or service only one dwelling and that has a capacity, or combined capacity, of less than 40,000 litres.
building premises, in relation to a building, means the building and the land on which it is situated.
Category 1 fire safety provision means the following provisions of the Building Code of Australia, namely, EP1.3, EP1.4, EP1.6, EP2.1, EP2.2 and EP3.2 in Volume One of that Code and P2.3.2 in Volume Two of that Code.
Category 2 fire safety provision means the following provisions of the Building Code of Australia, namely, CP9, EP1.3, EP1.4, EP1.6, EP2.2 and EP3.2 in Volume One of that Code.
Category 3 fire safety provision means the following provisions of the Building Code of Australia, namely, EP1.3, EP1.4, EP1.6, EP2.2 and EP3.2 in Volume One of that Code.
class, in relation to a building or part of a building, means:
(a)  in a provision of this Regulation that imposes requirements with respect to a development consent, the class to which the building belongs, as identified by that consent, or
(b)  in any other provision of this Regulation, the class to which the building or part of a building belongs, as ascertained in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.
Class 1 aquaculture development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (1) (d).
concurrence authority means a person whose concurrence is, by the Act or an environmental planning instrument, required by the consent authority before determining a development application.
contributions plan means a contributions plan referred to in section 94EA of the Act.
deemed-to-satisfy provisions has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
Department means the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning.
Director-General means the Director-General of the Department.
dwelling, in relation to a BASIX affected building, means a room or suite of rooms occupied or used, or so constructed or adapted as to be capable of being occupied or used, as a separate domicile.
environmental impact statement means an environmental impact statement referred to in section 78A or 112 of the Act.
existing use right means a right conferred by Division 10 of Part 4 of the Act.
exit has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
fire alarm communication link means that part of a fire alarm system which relays a fire alarm signal from the system to an alarm monitoring network.
Fire Commissioner means the Commissioner of New South Wales Fire Brigades.
fire compartment has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
fire link conversion means the conversion of a fire alarm communication link from connection with the fire alarm monitoring network operated by the New South Wales Fire Brigades to connection with an alarm monitoring network operated by a private service provider.
fire link conversion schedule means a conversion schedule referred to in clause 168A (2) (a).
fire protection and structural capacity of a building means:
(a)  the structural strength and load-bearing capacity of the building, and
(b)  the measures to protect persons using the building, and to facilitate their egress from the building, in the event of fire, and
(c)  the measures to restrict the spread of fire from the building to other buildings nearby.
fire safety engineer means a person holding Category C10 accreditation under the Building Professionals Act 2005.
fire safety requirement means a requirement under the Building Code of Australia relating to:
(a)  a fire safety system, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, and components of a fire safety system, or
(b)  the safety of persons in the event of fire, or
(c)  the prevention, detection or suppression of fire.
fire safety schedule means a schedule referred to in clause 168 (1), 168A (2) (b) or 182 (2).
local newspaper means a newspaper circulating throughout the relevant area at intervals of not more than 2 weeks.
nominated integrated development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (1) (b).
other advertised development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (2).
performance requirement has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
private service provider means a person or body that has entered into an agreement with the New South Wales Fire Brigades to monitor fire alarm systems.
qualified designer means a person registered as an architect in accordance with the Architects Act 2003.
Note.
 A building designer may be able to be registered as an architect in accordance with the Architects Act 2003 even though the person may have no formal qualifications in architecture.
relevant BASIX certificate, in relation to development, means:
(a)  in the case of development the subject of development consent:
(i)  a BASIX certificate that is applicable to the development when development consent is granted or (in the case of development consent modified under section 96 of the Act) modified, or
(ii)  if a replacement BASIX certificate accompanies any subsequent application for a construction certificate, the replacement BASIX certificate applicable to the development when the construction certificate is issued or (in the case of a construction certificate modified under clause 148) modified, or
(b)  in the case of development the subject of a complying development certificate, a BASIX certificate that is applicable to the development when the complying development certificate is granted or (in the case of a complying development certificate modified under section 87 of the Act) modified.
relevant submission period means:
(a)  in relation to submissions concerning a draft development control plan, the submission period specified for the plan in the notice referred to in clause 18 (1), or
(b)  in relation to submissions concerning a draft contributions plan, the submission period specified for the plan in the notice referred to in clause 28, or
(c)  in relation to submissions concerning designated development that has been notified as required by section 79 (1) of the Act, the submission period specified for the development in the notice referred to in clause 78 (1), or
(d)  in relation to submissions concerning State significant advertised development that has been notified as required by section 79A (1) of the Act, the submission period specified for the development in the notice referred to in clause 83 (1), or
(e)  in relation to submissions concerning nominated integrated development that has been notified as required by section 79A (1) of the Act, the submission period specified for the development in the notice referred to in clause 89 (1), or
(f)  in relation to submissions concerning development that has been notified or advertised as required by a development control plan referred to in section 79A (2) of the Act, the submission period specified for the development in the instrument by which the development has been so notified or advertised, or
(g)    (Repealed)
(h)  in relation to submissions concerning development of a kind referred to in two or more of paragraphs (c), (d), (e) and (f), the longer or longest of those periods.
required, when used as an adjective, has the same meaning as in the Building Code of Australia.
section 94 condition means a condition under section 94 of the Act requiring the dedication of land or the payment of a monetary contribution, or both.
section 94 contribution means the dedication of land, the payment of a monetary contribution or the provision of a material public benefit, as referred to in section 94 of the Act.
section 94A condition means a condition under section 94A of the Act requiring the payment of a levy.
section 94A levy means the payment of a levy, as referred to in section 94A of the Act.
site compatibility certificate (infrastructure) means a certificate issued under clause 19 (5) of State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007.
site compatibility certificate (seniors housing) means a certificate issued under clause 25 (4) of State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004.
State significant advertised development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (1) (a).
temporary building means:
(a)  a temporary structure, or
(b)  a building that is stated to be a temporary building in a development consent or complying development certificate granted or issued in relation to its erection.
threatened species development means development of the kind referred to in clause 5 (1) (c).
(2)  A reference in this Regulation to building work does not include a reference to any physical activity involved in the erection of a temporary structure.
Note.
 Building work is defined by the Act to mean any physical activity involved in the erection of a building.
(3)  A reference in this Regulation to an existing building does not include a reference to a temporary structure.
3A   Exclusion from definition of “development”
For the purposes of the definition of development in section 4 (1) of the Act, the demolition of a temporary structure is prescribed as not being such development.
4   What is designated development?
(cf clause 53C of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Development described in Part 1 of Schedule 3 is declared to be designated development for the purposes of the Act unless it is declared not to be designated development by a provision of Part 2 or 3 of that Schedule.
(2)  Part 4 of Schedule 3 defines certain words and expressions used in that Schedule.
(3)  Part 5 of Schedule 3 prescribes how certain distances are to be measured for the purposes of that Schedule.
(4)  Schedule 3, as in force when a development application is made, continues to apply to and in respect of the development application regardless of any subsequent substitution or amendment of that Schedule, and the application is unaffected by any such substitution or amendment.
(5)  References in subclause (4) to Schedule 3 include references to Schedule 3 to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 1994.
5   What is advertised development?
(cf clause 63 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of the definition of advertised development in section 4 (1) of the Act, the following types of development (not being designated development) are identified as advertised development:
(a)  State significant development referred to in section 76A (7) (b) or (d) of the Act (not being Class 1 aquaculture development), referred to in this Regulation as State significant advertised development,
(b)  integrated development (not being State significant advertised development, threatened species development or Class 1 aquaculture development) that requires an approval (within the meaning of section 90A of the Act) under:
(i)  a provision of the Heritage Act 1977 specified in section 91 (1) of the Act, or
(ii)  a provision of the Water Management Act 2000 specified in section 91 (1) of the Act, or
(iii)  a provision of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 specified in section 91 (1) of the Act,
referred to in this Regulation as nominated integrated development,
(c)  development referred to in section 78A (8) (b) of the Act (not being State significant advertised development), referred to in this Regulation as threatened species development,
(d)  development that, pursuant to State Environmental Planning Policy No 62—Sustainable Aquaculture, is Class 1 aquaculture development, referred to in this Regulation as Class 1 aquaculture development.
(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, each of the following kinds of development, namely:
(a)  nominated integrated development,
(b)  threatened species development,
(c)  Class 1 aquaculture development,
(d)  any development that is identified as advertised development by an environmental planning instrument or a development control plan,
is referred to in this Regulation as other advertised development.
(3)  A reference in subclause (1) to State significant development is a reference to development which, before the repeal of section 76A (7) of the Act, was State significant development and which (under transitional provisions of or made under the Act) continues to be subject to the former provisions of the Act relating to State significant development.
6   When is public notice given?
(cf clause 5 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Public notice in a local newspaper is given for the purposes of this Regulation when the notice is first published in a local newspaper, even if the notice is required to be published more than once or in more than one newspaper.
7   Building Code of Australia
(cf clause 5A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of the definition of Building Code of Australia in section 4 (1) of the Act:
(a1)  the document referred to in that definition is:
(i)  the document published in October 1996 under the title Building Code of Australia, or
(ii)  if the document referred to in subparagraph (i) (or any replacement document under this subparagraph) is replaced by another document published under a title that includes the words “Building Code of Australia” together with a reference to the year 2004 or a later year, that other document, and
(a)  all amendments to that Code that are from time to time made by the Australian Building Codes Board are prescribed, and
(b)  all variations of that Code that are from time to time approved by the Australian Building Codes Board in relation to New South Wales are prescribed.
(2)  Any such amendment or variation comes into effect on the adoption date specified in that regard for New South Wales in the document by which the amendment or variation is published on behalf of the Australian Building Codes Board.
(3)  For the purposes of the Act, this Regulation, an environmental planning instrument or any other instrument made under the Act, a reference in the Building Code of Australia to a place of public entertainment, public entertainment or a temporary structure is a reference to a place of public entertainment, public entertainment or a temporary structure, respectively, within the meaning of the Act.
8   Notes
(cf clause 4 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The explanatory note, table of contents and notes in this Regulation do not form part of this Regulation.
Part 1A Major projects
8A   Definitions
(1)  In this Part:
environmental assessment requirements for a project (including a concept plan for a project) means environmental assessment requirements prepared by the Director-General under section 75F of the Act.
project means development to which Part 3A of the Act applies.
project application means:
(a)  an application for the Minister’s approval to carry out a project under Part 3A of the Act, or
(b)  an application for the Minister’s approval for a concept plan for a project under Part 3A of the Act, or
(c)  a single application for both an approval to carry out a project under Part 3A of the Act and for a concept plan for a project under that Part.
(2)  In this Part:
(a)  a reference to the end of the public consultation period for a project or concept plan is a reference to the end of the period of 30 days referred to in section 75H (3) of the Act in relation to the project or concept plan, and
(b)  a reference to the end of the proponent’s environmental assessment period for a project or concept plan is a reference to the time at which the proponent has complied with all of the Director-General’s requirements under section 75H of the Act.
(3)  In this Part, a reference to section 75F, 75H or 75I of the Act includes, in the case of a concept plan for a project, a reference to any such section as applied by section 75N of the Act.
8B   Matters for environmental assessment and Ministerial consideration
The Director-General’s report under section 75I of the Act in relation to a project is to include the following matters (to the extent that those matters are not otherwise included in that report in accordance with the requirements of that section):
(a)  an assessment of the environmental impact of the project,
(b)  any aspect of the public interest that the Director-General considers relevant to the project,
(c)  the suitability of the site for the project,
(d)  copies of submissions received by the Director-General in connection with public consultation under section 75H or a summary of the issues raised in those submissions.
Note.
 Section 75J (2) of the Act requires the Minister to consider the Director-General’s report (and the reports, advice and recommendations contained in it) when deciding whether or not to approve the carrying out of a project.
8C   Time limits for dealing with applications and other matters
The following time limits are prescribed for dealing with applications and other matters under Part 3A of the Act:
(a)  The time within which the Director-General is to notify the proponent of environmental assessment requirements with respect to a project or concept plan is 28 days after the proponent requests the Director-General to prepare those requirements.
(b)  The time within which the Director-General is to accept the environmental assessment with respect to a project or concept plan, or require the proponent to submit a revised environmental assessment, under section 75H of the Act is 21 days after the environmental assessment is received by the Director-General.
(c)  The time within which the Director-General is required to send copies of submissions received or a report of the issues raised in those submissions to the proponent and others under section 75H (5) of the Act (or to notify the proponent that no submissions were received) is 10 days after the end of the public consultation period for the project or concept plan.
8D   Rejection of applications if proponent fails to comply with requirements
(1)  This clause applies to project applications.
(2)  If:
(a)  any such application has not been duly made, and
(b)  the Director-General has notified the proponent of the action required to ensure that the application is duly made, and
(c)  the proponent has failed to take that action within 14 days after being so notified,
the Minister may decide to reject the application without determining whether to approve or disapprove of the carrying out of the project or to give or refuse to give approval for the concept plan (as the case requires).
(3)  If:
(a)  the proponent has failed to comply with the Director-General’s requirements under section 75H of the Act in connection with an application, and
(b)  the Director-General has notified the proponent of the requirements that have not been complied with, and
(c)  the proponent has failed to comply with those requirements within 21 days after being so notified,
the Minister may decide to reject the application without determining whether to approve or disapprove of the carrying out of the project or to give or refuse to give approval for the concept plan (as the case requires).
(4)  An application is taken to be rejected and never to have been made when the proponent is given notice of the Minister’s decision to reject the application under this clause.
(5)  The Director-General must refund to the proponent the whole of any fee paid in connection with an application that is rejected under this clause.
8E   Provisions relating to appeals
(1) Date of receipt of notice of determination For the purposes of determining the commencement of the appeal period under section 75K (2) (a), 75L (3) or 75Q (2) (a) of the Act, notice of the determination concerned is received on the date that the notice is received (or taken to have been received) in accordance with section 153 of the Act.
(2) Proponent appeal relating to approval of project—deemed refusal For the purposes of section 75K (2) (b) of the Act, the date on which a pending application for approval to carry out a project is taken to have been refused for the purposes only of enabling an appeal within 3 months after the date of the deemed refusal is as follows:
(a)  60 days from the end of the proponent’s environmental assessment period for the project, except as provided by paragraph (b) or (c),
(b)  120 days from the end of that period if the Director-General notifies the proponent, when notifying the environmental assessment requirements for the project, that the project involves a complex environmental assessment and approval process,
(c)  30 days from the end of that period if the Director-General notifies the proponent, when notifying the environmental assessment requirements for the project, that the project does not involve a complex environmental assessment and approval process.
(3) Proponent appeal relating to concept plan or modification of concept plan—deemed refusal For the purposes of section 75Q (2) (b) of the Act, the date on which a pending application for approval of a concept plan or to modify a concept plan is taken to have been refused for the purposes only of enabling an appeal within 3 months after the date of the deemed refusal is as follows:
(a)  60 days from the end of the proponent’s environmental assessment period for the concept plan, except as provided by paragraph (b) or (c),
(b)  120 days from the end of that period if the Director-General notifies the proponent, when notifying the environmental assessment requirements for the concept plan, that the concept plan involves a complex environmental assessment and approval process,
(c)  30 days from the end of that period if the Director-General notifies the proponent, when notifying the environmental assessment requirements for the concept plan, that the concept plan does not involve a complex environmental assessment and approval process.
(4) Proponent appeal relating to modifications of approval The time within which an appeal may be made under section 75W (5) of the Act is 3 months after:
(a)  the date on which the proponent received (or is taken to have received) notice of the determination of the request for a modification of the approval for a project in accordance with section 153 of the Act, or
(b)  the expiration of the period of 40 days after the request for the modification was made during which the Minister has failed to determine the request.
8F   Owner’s consent or notification
(1)  The consent of the owner of land on which a project is to be carried out is required for a project application unless:
(a)  the application is made by a public authority, or
(b)  the application relates to a critical infrastructure project, or
(c)  the application relates to a mining or petroleum production project, or
(d)  the application relates to a linear infrastructure project, or
(e)  the application relates to a project on land with multiple owners designated by the Director-General for the purposes of this clause.
(2)  Any such consent may be obtained at any time before the determination of the application.
(3)  If the consent of the owner of the land is not required under this clause, then the proponent is required to give notice of the application:
(a)  in the case of a linear infrastructure project or a project designated under subclause (1) (e)—to the public by advertisement published in a newspaper circulating in the area of the project before the start of the public consultation period for the project, or
(b)  in the case of a project that comprises mining or petroleum production (other than a project that also comprises a linear infrastructure project)—to the public by advertisement published in a newspaper circulating in the area of the project before the end of the period of 14 days after the application is made, or
(c)  in the case of a critical infrastructure project (other than a project that also comprises a linear infrastructure project or mining or petroleum production project)—to the owner of the land before the end of period of 14 days after the application is made, or
(d)  in any other case—to the owner of the land at any time before the application is made.
(4)  In this section:
linear infrastructure project means development for the purposes of linear transport or public utility infrastructure.
mining or petroleum production includes any activity that is related to mining or petroleum production, but does not include a project on land that is a state conservation area reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.
8G   Public information about documents relating to projects
(1)  This clause applies to the duty of the Director-General under section 75X (2) of the Act to make specified documents relating to a project publicly available.
(2)  The documents are to be made available on the Department’s website and in such other locations as the Director-General determines.
(3)  The documents are to be posted on the Department’s website and in those other locations within 14 days of:
(a)  in the case of a document that is an application, request or submission—the date on which the application, request or submission is made, or
(b)  in the case of a document that is a determination of environmental assessment requirements, a report or an approval—the date on which the determination, report or approval is made or given.
(4)  In addition to the documents referred to in section 75X (2) of the Act, the Director-General is to include on the Department’s website and in such other locations as the Director-General determines the following documents:
(a)  the declaration of development as a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies or its declaration as a critical infrastructure project,
(b)  guidelines published under section 75F or 75H of the Act,
(c)  any environmental assessment in relation to a project that has been placed on public exhibition under section 75H of the Act,
(d)  responses to submissions, preferred project reports and other material in relation to a project provided to the Director-General by the proponent after the end of the public consultation period (whether under section 75H (6) of the Act or otherwise),
(e)  reports of panels under section 75G of the Act (as in force before its repeal) or of reviews by the Planning Assessment Commission,
(f)  any reasons given to the proponent by the Minister as referred to in section 75X (3) of the Act.
(5)  A document may be made available on the Department’s website by providing an electronic link to the document on another website.
8H   Fees
The fees for applications and exercise of functions under Part 3A of the Act are as set out in Part 15 of this Regulation.
8I   Enforcement: critical infrastructure
In accordance with section 75R (5) of the Act, Division 2A of Part 6 of the Act applies to a critical infrastructure project only to the extent that it authorises the Minister or the Director-General to give an order or exercise any other function under that Division.
8J   Transitional provisions
(1AA)  The Director-General may accept, as an application for approval of a project under Part 3A of the Act, any development application made under Part 4 of the Act with respect to any development before it becomes a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies. The Director-General may, for that purpose, require any matter to be provided by the applicant that he or she could require to be included in the application under section 75E of the Act.
(1)  The Director-General may adopt (with or without modification), as environmental assessment requirements for a project or concept plan, environmental assessment requirements issued by the Director-General under Part 4 or Part 5 of the Act with respect to any development or activity before it becomes a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies.
(2)  The Director-General may accept (with or without modification), as an environmental assessment for a project or part of a project or concept plan:
(a)  an environmental impact statement obtained in accordance with the requirements of the Director-General under Part 4 or Part 5 of the Act with respect to any development or activity before it becomes a project or part of a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies, or
(b)  a statement of environmental effects (as referred to in clause 2 (1) (c) of Schedule 1) prepared in connection with the development concerned before it becomes a project or part of a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies, or
(c)  a written assessment arising out of the consideration, under section 111 of the Act, of the environmental impact of an activity and prepared before the activity becomes a project or part of a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies.
(2A)  If the Director-General accepts (with or without modification) an environmental impact statement, a statement of environmental effects or a written assessment as an environmental assessment for a project or part of a project or a concept plan:
(a)  the Director-General is taken to have prepared environmental assessment requirements in respect of the project or part of a project or concept plan, and
(b)  the environmental assessment as so accepted is taken to comply with those requirements.
(3)  The Director-General may accept, as a period of public availability of the environmental assessment for a project or part of a project or concept plan (under section 75H (3) of the Act), a period of public exhibition of an environmental impact statement or a statement of environmental effects referred to in subclause (2) before the relevant development or activity becomes a project or part of a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies. For that purpose, and to avoid doubt, if the period of public exhibition is less than 30 days, it is accepted only to the extent of the actual period of public exhibition.
(3A)  If any such period of public exhibition of an environmental impact statement or a statement of environmental effects is accepted by the Director-General, the proponent must provide the Director-General with any written submissions made during the public exhibition period in relation to the relevant development or activity.
(4)  Despite its repeal, section 88A of the Act continues to apply (and Part 3A of the Act does not apply) to development that is the subject of a development application that was directed to be referred to the Minister under that section before its repeal.
(4A)  If a development application is made after the commencement of Part 3A of the Act in respect of any development that:
(a)  was, immediately before the repeal of section 89 of the Act, the subject of a direction under that section, and
(b)  is not a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies,
the Minister may direct that the application is to be determined (unless the development application is withdrawn by the applicant) as if the amendments made to the Act by Schedule 1 to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Infrastructure and Other Planning Reform) Act 2005 had not been made.
(5)  If a development application is made after the commencement of Part 3A of the Act in respect of any development that, immediately before the commencement of Part 3A, was declared to be State significant development by notice in force under section 76A (7) of the Act, the Minister may direct that the application is to be determined (unless the development application is withdrawn by the applicant) as if the amendments made to the Act by Schedule 1 to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Infrastructure and Other Planning Reform) Act 2005 had not been made.
(6)  Clause 89 of Part 17 to Schedule 6 to the Act extends to development applications pending on the commencement of Part 3A of the Act for development that was State significant development on the commencement of the State Environmental Planning Policy (State Significant Development) 2005.
(7)  If:
(a)  a development application was made before the commencement of Part 3A of the Act on the basis that the development was State significant development, and
(b)  the Minister is required to form an opinion that the development is State significant development in order to determine the application on that basis (but the Minister had not, before that commencement, formed an opinion on the matter),
the Minister may, after that commencement, form an opinion that the development was, at the time the application was made, State significant development. In that case, the application is to be determined (unless withdrawn by the applicant) as if the amendments made to the Act by Schedule 1 to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Infrastructure and Other Planning Reform) Act 2005 had not been made.
(8)  A development consent in force immediately before the commencement of Part 3A of the Act may be modified under section 75W of the Act as if the consent were an approval under that Part, but only if:
(a)  the consent was granted with respect to development that would be a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies but for the operation of clause 6 (2) (a) of State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Projects) 2005, and
(b)  the Minister approves of the development consent being treated as an approval for the purposes of section 75W of the Act.
The development consent, if so modified, does not become an approval under Part 3A of the Act.
(9)  For the purposes of this clause, and to avoid doubt, a development application is made by a person when the person first applies to the consent authority for consent to carry out the particular development, whether or not the application at that time had been consented to by the owner of the land to which the development application relates.
8K   Transitional provision—existing mining leases
(1)  Despite its repeal by Schedule 7.11 to the Amending Act, section 74 of the Mining Act 1992 (Mining unaffected by Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979) continues to have effect in respect of an existing mining lease until:
(a)  the end of the relevant transition period, or
(b)  such time as an approval is given to carry out mining operations in the mining area,
whichever is the sooner.
(2)  However, if any such approval is limited to the carrying out of mining operations in a part of the mining area only, section 74 of the Mining Act 1992 continues to have effect in respect of so much of the existing mining lease as relates to the other parts of the mining area, but only until the end of the relevant transition period or until such time as an approval is given to carry out mining operations in those other parts (whichever is the sooner).
(3)  In this clause:
approval means an approval under Part 3A of the Act, but does not include the approval of a concept plan under that Part.
existing mining lease means a mining lease in force immediately before the relevant commencement.
mining area, mining lease and mining operations have the same meanings as in the Mining Act 1992.
relevant commencement means the date on which Schedule 7.11 to the Amending Act commences.
relevant transition period means:
(a)  in the case of an existing mining lease in respect of which mining operations are carried out underground—the period ending on the fifth anniversary of the relevant commencement, or
(b)  in the case of any other existing mining lease—the period ending on the second anniversary of the relevant commencement.
8L   Transitional provision—objections under Mining Act in relation to Part 3A projects
(1)  The reference in clause 28 (b) of Schedule 1 to the Mining Act 1992 to any person who is entitled to make submissions in relation to the granting of development consent to use land for the purpose of obtaining minerals or for one or more mining purposes (the relevant development) is taken to include:
(a)  if the relevant development is development to which Part 3A of the Act applies—a reference to any person who is entitled, under section 75H of the Act, to make a written submission in relation to the approval of that project, or
(b)  if the Director-General has, under clause 8J (3) of this Regulation, accepted a period of public exhibition of an environmental impact assessment with respect to the relevant development before it becomes a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies—a reference to any person who was entitled to make a written submission during the public exhibition period in relation to the relevant development.
(2)  Pursuant to Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Act, this clause is taken to have commenced on the commencement of Part 3A of the Act.
8M   Transitional provisions—development consents under Part 4 of Act and approvals under Part 5 of Act
(1)  If development is declared to be a project under Part 3A of the Act as referred to in section 75ZA (1) of the Act, any development consent under Part 4 of the Act or approval under Part 5 of the Act that authorises the carrying out of all or part of the development continues in force but ceases to have effect when the project is approved under Part 3A of the Act.
(2)  If a declaration of a project under Part 3A of the Act is revoked before or after approval has been given under that Part to carry out the project, the Minister may make any of the following determinations:
(a)  that the whole or part of the effect of the approval is preserved and is taken to be a development consent granted under Part 4 of the Act by an appropriate consent authority nominated by the Minister,
(b)  that the whole or a specified part of an action under Part 4 or Part 5 of the Act in respect of the whole or part of a project is revived and has effect,
(c)  that an environmental assessment under Part 3A of the Act is to be recognised for the purpose of complying with a specified environmental assessment requirement under Part 4 or Part 5 of the Act.
(3)  A determination of the Minister under subclause (2) has effect on the revocation of the declaration of the project.
(4)  Subclause (2) does not apply if a project ceases to be a project to which Part 3A of the Act applies because of section 75P (1) (b) of the Act.
8N   Projects or concept plans for which approval may not be given concerning environmentally sensitive land or sensitive coastal locations
(1)  For the purposes of sections 75J (3) and 75O (3) of the Act, approval for a project application may not be given under Part 3A of the Act for any project, or part of a project, that:
(a)  is located within an environmentally sensitive area of State significance or a sensitive coastal location, and
(b)  is prohibited by an environmental planning instrument that would not (because of section 75R of the Act) apply to the project if approved.
(2)  To avoid doubt, a project is not prohibited for the purposes of subclause (1) (b) if:
(a)  it is not permitted because of the application of a development standard under the environmental planning instrument, or
(b)  it is prohibited under the environmental planning instrument but is permitted to be carried out because of the application of another environmental planning instrument to the environmental planning instrument.
(3)  In this clause:
environmentally sensitive area of State significance has the same meaning as it has in State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Projects) 2005.
sensitive coastal location has the same meaning as it has in clause 1 of Schedule 2 to State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Projects) 2005.
8O   Other projects prohibited by environmental planning instruments for which project approval may not be given
(1)  For the purposes of section 75J (3) of the Act, approval for the carrying out of a project may not be given under Part 3A of the Act for any project, or part of a project, that:
(a)  is not the subject of an authorisation or requirement under section 75M of the Act to apply for approval of a concept plan, and
(b)  is prohibited by an environmental planning instrument that would not (because of section 75R of the Act) apply to the project if approved.
(2)  To avoid doubt, a project is not prohibited for the purposes of subclause (1) (b) if:
(a)  it is not permitted because of the application of a development standard under the environmental planning instrument, or
(b)  it is prohibited under the environmental planning instrument but is permitted to be carried out because of the application of another environmental planning instrument to the environmental planning instrument.
(3)  This clause does not apply to a project for which the giving of approval is prohibited by clause 8N.
8OA   Transitional provision—projects or concept plans otherwise prohibited for which approval may be given
Clauses 8N and 8O do not apply to a project application if, before the commencement of those clauses, the Director-General had notified the proponent of environmental assessment requirements under section 75F of the Act relating to the project, or part of the project, concerned.
8P   Surrender of approvals given under Part 3A of Act or existing use rights
(1)  A surrender of an approval under Part 3A of the Act or a right conferred by Division 10 of Part 4 of the Act (referred to in section 75YA of the Act) is to be made by giving to the Director-General a notice in writing of the surrender of the approval or right.
(2)  The notice must contain the following information:
(a)  the name and address of the person by whom the notice is given,
(b)  the address, and formal particulars of title, of the land to which the approval or right relates,
(c)  a description of the approval or right to be surrendered,
(d)  if the person giving notice is not the owner of the land, a statement by the owner of the land to the effect that the owner consents to the surrender of the approval or right.
(3)  A duly signed and delivered notice of surrender of an approval or right conferred by Division 10 of Part 4 of the Act takes effect on the date determined by the Director-General and operates, according to its terms, to surrender the approval or right to which it relates.
Part 2 Local environmental plans
Division 1 Notice to Director-General
9   Notice to Director-General
(1)  As soon as practicable after resolving to prepare a draft local environmental plan, a council is to give notice of that fact to the Director-General.
(2)  The notice must contain:
(a)  the terms of the resolution passed by the council, and
(b)  such information as the Director-General may require for the purpose of determining:
(i)  the effect of the proposed plan in relation to matters of State or regional significance,
(ii)  the adequacy of the consultation procedures to be adopted by the council in the preparation of the proposed plan, and
(iii)  the adequacy of any environmental study to be prepared by the council in relation to the proposed plan.
Division 2 Consultation and concurrence with other authorities
10   What documents must be given to other public authorities?
(cf clause 9 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The following documents are to be given, free of charge, to each public authority that the council considers likely to be affected by, or to have an interest in, an environmental study prepared for the purposes of a draft local environmental plan:
(a)  a copy or summary of the study,
(b)  a copy or summary of the plan.
11   Public authorities must concur to proposed reservation of land
(cf clause 10 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A local environmental plan or draft local environmental plan:
(a)  may not contain a provision reserving land for a purpose referred to in section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, and
(b)  may not contain a provision in respect of that reservation as required by section 27 of the Act,
unless the public authority responsible for the acquisition of the land has notified the council of its concurrence to the inclusion of such a provision in the plan.
Division 3 Public participation
12   What public notice is required for an environmental study and draft local environmental plan?
(cf clause 11 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The public notice required to be given by the council under section 66 (1) of the Act must be published no later than the start of the public exhibition of the draft local environmental plan.
13   For how long must an environmental study and draft local environmental plan be exhibited?
(cf clause 12 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
For the purposes of section 66 (2) of the Act, the environmental study and draft local environmental plan must be publicly exhibited for at least 28 days.
14   How is notice of a public hearing to be given?
(cf clause 13 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A council that decides that a public hearing is to be held under section 68 of the Act must give notice of that fact:
(a)  in a local newspaper, and
(b)  in a letter sent to each of the persons who requested a public hearing when making a submission about the draft local environmental plan.
(2)  The notice must contain details of the arrangements for the public hearing and must be sent or published, as the case requires, at least 21 days before the start of the public hearing.
Division 4 General
15   Recovery of cost of environmental study
(cf clause 14 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
For the purposes of section 57 (5) of the Act, the recovery from a person of any costs or expenses incurred by a council in the preparation of an environmental study is subject to:
(a)  the person agreeing to pay those costs and expenses, and
(b)  the terms of the agreement.
Part 3 Development control plans
Division 1 Preparation of development control plans by councils
16   In what form must a development control plan be prepared?
(cf clause 15 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A development control plan must be in the form of a written statement, and may include supporting maps, plans, diagrams, illustrations and other materials.
(2)  A development control plan must describe the land to which it applies, and must identify any local environmental plan or deemed environmental planning instrument applying to that land.
17, 17A   (Repealed)
Division 2 Public participation
18   Draft development control plan must be publicly exhibited
(cf clause 17 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Following the preparation of a draft development control plan, the council:
(a)  must give public notice in a local newspaper of the places, dates and times for inspection of the draft plan,
(b)  must publicly exhibit at the places, on the dates and during the times set out in the notice:
(i)  a copy of the draft plan, and
(ii)  a copy of any relevant local environmental plan or deemed environmental planning instrument, and
(c)  must specify in the notice the period during which submissions about the draft plan may be made to the council (which must include the period during which the plan is being publicly exhibited).
(2)  A draft development control plan must be publicly exhibited for at least 28 days.
19   Copies of draft development control plans to be publicly available
(cf clause 18 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Copies of the draft development control plan, and of any relevant local environmental plan or deemed environmental planning instrument, are to be made available to interested persons, either free of charge or on payment of reasonable copying charges.
20   Who may make submissions about a draft development control plan?
(cf clause 19 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Any person may make written submissions to the council about the draft development control plan during the relevant submission period.
Division 3 Approval of development control plans
21   Approval of development control plans
(cf clause 20 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  After considering any submissions about the draft development control plan that have been duly made, the council:
(a)  may approve the plan in the form in which it was publicly exhibited, or
(b)  may approve the plan with such alterations as the council thinks fit, or
(c)  may decide not to proceed with the plan.
(2)  The council must give public notice of its decision in a local newspaper within 28 days after the decision is made.
(3)  Notice of a decision not to proceed with a development control plan must include the council’s reasons for the decision.
(4)  A development control plan comes into effect on the date that public notice of its approval is given in a local newspaper, or on a later date specified in the notice.
21A   Approval of development control plans relating to residential flat development
(1)  The council must not approve a draft development control plan (including an amending plan) containing provisions that apply to residential flat development unless the council:
(a)  has referred the provisions of the draft development control plan that relate to design quality to the design review panel (if any) constituted for the council’s area (or a region that includes the council’s area) under State Environmental Planning Policy No 65—Design Quality of Residential Flat Development, and
(b)  has taken into consideration any comments made by the design review panel concerning those provisions.
(2)  This clause extends to a plan the preparation of which commenced before the constitution of the relevant design review panel.
Division 4 Amendment and repeal of development control plans
22   How may a development control plan be amended or repealed?
(cf clause 21 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A council may amend a development control plan by a subsequent development control plan.
(2)  A council may repeal a development control plan:
(a)  by a subsequent development control plan, or
(b)  by public notice in a local newspaper of its decision to repeal the plan.
23   Procedure for repealing a development control plan by public notice
(cf clause 22 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Before repealing a development control plan by public notice in a local newspaper, the council must give public notice in a local newspaper:
(a)  of its intention to repeal the development control plan, and
(b)  of its reasons for doing so.
(2)  Publication of the notice of intention must take place at least 14 days before publication of the notice of repeal.
(3)  The repeal of a development control plan by public notice in a local newspaper takes effect on the date of publication of the notice.
Division 5 Development control plans made by the Director-General
24   Application of Part to development control plans made by the Director-General
(cf clause 23 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
This Part applies to a development control plan prepared by the Director-General, as the relevant planning authority, under section 74C of the Act, subject to the following modifications:
(a)  a reference to a council is taken to be a reference to the Director-General,
(b)  a reference to a local environmental plan or deemed environmental planning instrument is taken to be a reference to a regional environmental plan or a State environmental planning policy.
Division 6 Miscellaneous
25   Additional information requested by relevant planning authority
(1)  If an environmental planning instrument requires or permits a development control plan to be prepared and submitted to the relevant planning authority, the planning authority may request the owners (as referred to in section 74D of the Act) who are submitting the plan to provide the planning authority with such additional information as the planning authority considers necessary for the purposes of making the plan.
(2)  Any such request is to be in writing.
(3)  The information that the relevant planning authority may request is limited to information relating to any relevant matter referred to in an environmental planning instrument.
(4)  In accordance with section 74D (6) of the Act, the 60-day period referred to in section 74D (5) of the Act may be extended by the number of days from the day on which the request for the information was made until the day on which the information is provided or on which the owners refuse to supply the information (whichever is the sooner).
(5)  If the owners refuse to supply the requested information, the development control plan is taken not to have been submitted to the relevant planning authority.
25AA   Assessment and preparation fees
(1)  If a draft development control plan under section 74D of the Act is prepared (and submitted to the relevant planning authority) by the owners of the land to which it applies, the owners must pay the relevant planning authority an assessment fee as determined by the planning authority.
(2)  If any such draft development control plan is prepared by the relevant planning authority at the request of the owners (or the percentage of the owners as referred in section 74D (3) of the Act), those owners must pay the planning authority a preparation fee as determined by the planning authority.
(3)  Any such assessment or preparation fee must not exceed the reasonable cost, to the relevant planning authority, of assessing or preparing the draft development control plan, carrying out any associated studies and publicly exhibiting the draft plan.
(4)  If there is more than one owner of the land to which the draft development control plan applies, the fee concerned is to be apportioned between them as the relevant planning authority determines.
(5)  If the Minister, in accordance with section 74D (5) (b) of the Act, acts in the place of a council to make the development control plan concerned, the council must, if directed by the Minister to do so, forward to the Minister any assessment or preparation fee that has been paid to the council in relation to that plan.
(6)  Any assessment or preparation fees payable under clause 272, 273, 273A, 274A or 274B (as in force before their repeal by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Planning Instruments and Development Consents) Regulation 2005) are taken to be fees (as determined by the relevant planning authority concerned) payable under this clause. If, under any such repealed clause, a lessee was liable to pay a fee, a reference in this clause to the owner of the land extends to any such lessee.
25AB   Councils to provide copies of development control plans to Director-General
A council must, within 28 days of making a development control plan, provide the Director-General with a copy of the plan.
25AC   Purchase of copies of development control plans
Copies of a development control plan (including any document referred to in a development control plan such as a supporting map, plan, diagram, illustration or other material) are to be made available for purchase from the principal office of the relevant planning authority that prepared the plan.
Note.
 Under section 74E (4) of the Act, a development control plan must be available for inspection (without charge) at the principal office of the relevant planning authority that prepared the plan.
The above clause does not require the relevant planning authority to supply certified copies of any document. Certified copies are supplied under section 150 of the Act on payment of a prescribed fee. The fee for a certified copy is prescribed by clause 262.
25AD   Further transitional provisions: 2005 Amending Act
(1)  In this clause:
deemed DCP means a master plan, in force under a provision of an environmental planning instrument immediately before the relevant commencement, that is taken to be a development control plan under section 74D of the Act because of clause 95 of Schedule 6 to the Act, and includes a master plan that is taken to be a development control plan as provided by subclause (4).
relevant commencement means the date on which Schedule 2 to the 2005 Amending Act commences.
(2) Effect of section 74C on deemed DCPs Section 74C (2) and (5) of the Act (as inserted by the 2005 Amending Act) does not render invalid any deemed DCP until such time as the principal local environmental planning instrument applying to the land concerned adopts the provisions of a standard instrument (as referred to in section 33A of the Act).
(3) Amendment of deemed DCPs A deemed DCP may be amended or revoked only in accordance with the procedures provided in relation to the making of the master plan by the environmental planning instrument under which it was made. Accordingly, section 74C (4) of the Act does not apply in relation to a deemed DCP.
(4) Pending master plans Any master plan lodged under a provision of an environmental planning instrument but not made or adopted as at the relevant commencement may, after that commencement, proceed to be made or adopted as if the amendments made to the Act and this Regulation by Schedules 2 and 7.3 to the 2005 Amending Act had not been made. Once it is made or adopted, the master plan is taken to be a development control plan under section 74D of the Act.
Part 4 Development contributions
Division 1 Preliminary
25A   Planning authorities
Pursuant to paragraph (e) of the definition of planning authority in section 93C of the Act, all public authorities are declared to be planning authorities for the purposes of Division 6 of Part 4 of the Act.
Division 1A Planning agreements
25B   Form and subject-matter of planning agreements
(1)  A planning agreement must:
(a)  be in writing, and
(b)  be signed by the parties to the agreement.
Note.
 Section 93F (10) of the Act requires a planning agreement to conform with the Act, environmental planning instruments and development consents applying to the relevant land.
(2)  The Director-General may from time to time issue practice notes to assist parties in the preparation of planning agreements.
Note.
 Under section 93K of the Act the Minister may give planning authorities directions on requirements with respect to planning agreements.
25C   Making, amendment and revocation of agreements
(1)  A planning agreement is not entered into until it is signed by all the parties to the agreement.
Note.
 Section 93G of the Act provides that the agreement cannot be entered into until public notice of the proposed agreement has been given.
(2)  A planning agreement may specify that it does not take effect until:
(a)  if the agreement relates to a proposed change to an environmental planning instrument—the date the change is made, or
(b)  if the agreement relates to a development application or proposed development application—the date consent to the application is granted.
(3)  A planning agreement may be amended or revoked by further agreement in writing signed by the parties to the agreement (including by means of a subsequent planning agreement).
25D   Public notice of planning agreements
(1)  If a planning authority proposes to enter into a planning agreement, or an agreement to amend or revoke a planning agreement, in connection with a development application or a project application, the planning authority is to ensure that public notice of the proposed agreement, amendment or revocation is given:
(a)  in the case of an agreement in connection with a development application:
(i)  if practicable, as part of and contemporaneously with, and in the same manner as, any notice of the development application that is required to be given by a consent authority for a development application by or under the Act, or
(ii)  if it is not practicable for notice to be given contemporaneously, as soon as possible after any notice of the development application that is required to be given by a consent authority for a development application by or under the Act and in the manner determined by the planning authorities that are parties to the agreement, or
(b)  in the case of an agreement in connection with a project application:
(i)  if practicable, as part of and contemporaneously with, and in the same manner as, any notice of an environmental assessment in connection with the application that is required to be given by the Director-General by or under the Act, or
(ii)  if it is not practicable for notice to be given contemporaneously, as soon as possible after any notice of an environmental assessment for the project that is required to be given by the Director-General by or under the Act and in the manner determined by the planning authorities that are parties to the agreement.
(1A)  If a planning authority proposes to enter into a planning agreement, or an agreement to amend or revoke a planning agreement, in connection with a proposed change to a local environmental plan, the planning authority is to ensure that public notice of the proposed agreement, amendment or revocation is given:
(a)  if practicable, as part of and contemporaneously with, and in the same manner as, any public notice of the relevant draft local environmental plan that is required to be given under section 66 (1) of the Act, or
(b)  if it is not practicable for notice to be given contemporaneously, as soon as possible after any public notice of the relevant draft local environmental plan that is required to be given under section 66 (1) of the Act and in the manner determined by the planning authorities that are parties to the agreement.
(2)  If the Minister proposes to enter into a planning agreement, or an agreement to amend or revoke a planning agreement, in connection with a proposed change to a regional environmental plan, the Director-General is to ensure that public notice of the proposed agreement, amendment or revocation, is given as part of and contemporaneously with, and in the same manner as, any public notice of the relevant draft regional environmental plan that is required to be given under section 47 of the Act.
(2A)  In the case of a planning agreement of a kind other than an agreement referred to in subclause (1), (1A) or (2) of which public notice is required to be given under section 93G of the Act, the Director-General is to ensure that public notice of the proposed agreement, amendment or revocation is given not less than 28 days before the agreement is entered into or amended or revoked and in the manner determined by the planning authorities that are parties to the agreement.
(3)  The public notice of a proposed agreement, amendment or revocation must specify the arrangements relating to inspection by the public of copies of the proposed agreement, amendment or revocation.
(4)  In this clause:
project application has the same meaning as it has in Part 1A.
Note.
 Section 93G of the Act requires a copy of the proposed agreement, amendment or revocation to be made available for inspection by the public for a period of not less than 28 days.
25E   Explanatory note
(1)  A planning authority proposing to enter into a planning agreement, or an agreement that revokes or amends a planning agreement, must prepare a written statement (referred to in this Division as an explanatory note):
(a)  that summarises the objectives, nature and effect of the proposed agreement, amendment or revocation, and
(b)  that contains an assessment of the merits of the proposed agreement, amendment or revocation, including the impact (positive or negative) on the public or any relevant section of the public.
(2)  Without limiting subclause (1), an explanatory note must:
(a)  identify how the agreement, amendment or revocation promotes the public interest and one or more of the objects of the Act, and
(b)  if the planning authority is a development corporation, identify how the agreement, amendment or revocation promotes one or more of its responsibilities under the Growth Centres (Development Corporations) Act 1974, and
(c)  if the planning authority is a public authority constituted by or under an Act, identify how the planning agreement, amendment or revocation promotes one or more of the objects (if any) of the Act by or under which it is constituted, and
(d)  if the planning authority is a council, identify how the agreement, amendment or revocation promotes one or more of the elements of the council’s charter under section 8 of the Local Government Act 1993, and
(e)  identify a planning purpose or purposes served by the agreement, amendment or revocation, and contain an assessment of whether the agreement, amendment or revocation provides for a reasonable means of achieving that purpose, and
(f)  identify whether the agreement, amendment or revocation conforms with the planning authority’s capital works program (if any).
(3)  The explanatory note is to be prepared jointly with the other parties proposing to enter into the planning agreement.
(4)  However, if 2 or more planning authorities propose to enter into a planning agreement, an explanatory note may include separate assessments prepared by the planning authorities in relation to matters affecting only one of the planning authorities, or affecting those planning authorities in a different manner.
(5)  A copy of the explanatory note must be exhibited with the copy of the proposed agreement, amendment or revocation when it is made available for inspection by the public in accordance with the Act.
(6)  If a council is not a party to a planning agreement that applies to the area of the council, a copy of the explanatory note must be provided to the council when a copy of the agreement is provided to the council under section 93G (4) of the Act.
(7)  A planning agreement may provide that the explanatory note is not to be used to assist in construing the agreement.
25F   Councils to facilitate public inspection of relevant planning agreements
(1)  A council must keep a planning agreement register.
(2)  The council must record in the register a short description of any planning agreement (including any amendment) that applies to the area of the council, including the date the agreement was entered into, the names of the parties and the land to which it applies.
(3)  A council must make the following available for public inspection (free of charge) during the ordinary office hours of the council:
(a)  the planning agreement register kept by the council,
(b)  copies of all planning agreements (including amendments) that apply to the area of the council,
(c)  copies of the explanatory notes relating to those agreements or amendments.
(4)  In this clause, planning agreement includes a planning agreement to which the council is not a party but which has been provided to the council under the Act.
25G   Director-General to facilitate public inspection of relevant planning agreements
(1)  The Director-General must keep a planning agreement register.
(2)  The Director-General must record in the register a short description of any planning agreement (including any amendment) entered into by the Minister, including the date the agreement was entered into, the names of the parties and the land to which it applies.
(3)  The Director-General must make the following available for public inspection (free of charge) during the ordinary office hours of the Department:
(a)  the planning agreement register kept by the Director-General,
(b)  copies of all planning agreements (including amendments) to which the Minister is a party,
(c)  copies of the explanatory notes relating to those agreements or amendments.
25H   Other planning authorities to facilitate public inspection of relevant planning agreements
A planning authority (not being a council or the Minister) must make the following available for public inspection (free of charge) during the ordinary office hours of the planning authority:
(a)  copies of all planning agreements (including amendments) to which it is a party,
(b)  copies of the explanatory notes relating to those agreements or amendments.
Division 1B Development consent contributions
25I   Indexation of monetary section 94 contribution—recoupment of costs
For the purposes of section 94 (3) of the Act, the cost of providing public amenities or public services is to be indexed quarterly or annually (as specified in the relevant contributions plan) in accordance with movements in the Consumer Price Index (All Groups Index) for Sydney issued by the Australian Statistician.
25J   Section 94A levy—determination of proposed cost of development
(1)  The proposed cost of carrying out development is to be determined by the consent authority, for the purpose of a section 94A levy, by adding up all the costs and expenses that have been or are to be incurred by the applicant in carrying out the development, including the following:
(a)  if the development involves the erection of a building, or the carrying out of engineering or construction work—the costs of or incidental to erecting the building, or carrying out the work, including the costs (if any) of and incidental to demolition, excavation and site preparation, decontamination or remediation,
(b)  if the development involves a change of use of land—the costs of or incidental to doing anything necessary to enable the use of the land to be changed,
(c)  if the development involves the subdivision of land—the costs of or incidental to preparing, executing and registering the plan of subdivision and any related covenants, easements or other rights.
(2)  For the purpose of determining the proposed cost of carrying out development, a consent authority may have regard to an estimate of the proposed cost of carrying out the development prepared by a person, or a person of a class, approved by the consent authority to provide such estimates.
(3)  The following costs and expenses are not to be included in any estimate or determination of the proposed cost of carrying out development:
(a)  the cost of the land on which the development is to be carried out,
(b)  the costs of any repairs to any building or works on the land that are to be retained in connection with the development,
(c)  the costs associated with marketing or financing the development (including interest on any loans),
(d)  the costs associated with legal work carried out or to be carried out in connection with the development,
(e)  project management costs associated with the development,
(f)  the cost of building insurance in respect of the development,
(g)  the costs of fittings and furnishings, including any refitting or refurbishing, associated with the development (except where the development involves an enlargement, expansion or intensification of a current use of land),
(h)  the costs of commercial stock inventory,
(i)  any taxes, levies or charges (other than GST) paid or payable in connection with the development by or under any law,
(j)  the costs of enabling access by disabled persons in respect of the development,
(k)  the costs of energy and water efficiency measures associated with the development,
(l)  the cost of any development that is provided as affordable housing,
(m)  the costs of any development that is the adaptive reuse of a heritage item.
(4)  The proposed cost of carrying out development may be adjusted before payment, in accordance with a contributions plan, to reflect quarterly or annual variations to readily accessible index figures adopted by the plan (such as a Consumer Price Index) between the date the proposed cost was determined by the consent authority and the date the levy is required to be paid.
(5)  To avoid doubt, nothing in this clause affects the determination of the fee payable for a development application.
25K   Section 94A levy—maximum percentage
(1)  The maximum percentage of the proposed cost of carrying out development that may be imposed by a levy under section 94A of the Act is:
(a)  in the case of development other than development specified in paragraph (b):
(i)  if the proposed cost of carrying out the development is up to and including $100,000—nil, or
(ii)  if the proposed cost of carrying out the development is more than $100,000 and up to and including $200,000—0.5 per cent of that cost, or
(iii)  if the proposed cost of carrying out the development is more than $200,000—1 per cent of that cost, or
(b)  in the case of development on land specified in the Table to this paragraph—the percentage specified in Column 2 of the Table opposite the relevant proposed cost of carrying out the development listed in Column 1 of the Table.
Table
Column 1
Column 2
Proposed cost of carrying out the development
Maximum percentage of the levy
Land within the Neighbourhood Centre, Commercial Core, Mixed Use or Enterprise Corridor zone under Liverpool City Centre Local Environmental Plan 2007
Less than $1,000,000
Nil
$1,000,000 or more
3 per cent
Land within the High Density Residential or Light Industrial zone under Liverpool City Centre Local Environmental Plan 2007
Less than $1,000,000
Nil
$1,000,000 or more
2 per cent
Land within the Commercial Core zone under Wollongong City Centre Local Environmental Plan 2007
Up to and including $250,000
Nil
More than $250,000
2 per cent
Land identified on the Land Application Map under the Gosford City Centre Local Environmental Plan 2007
Up to and including $250,000
Nil
More than $250,000
4 per cent
Land identified on the Land Application Map under Parramatta City Centre Local Environmental Plan 2007
Up to and including $250,000
Nil
More than $250,000
3 per cent
Land identified on the Land Application Map under Newcastle City Centre Local Environmental Plan 2008
Up to and including $100,000
Nil
More than $100,000, up to and including $200,000
0.5 per cent
More than $200,000, up to and including $250,000
1 per cent
More than $250,000
3 per cent
(2)  This clause is subject to any direction given by the Minister under section 94E (1) (d) of the Act.
Division 1C Preparation of contributions plans
26   In what form must a contributions plan be prepared?
(cf clause 25 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A contributions plan must be prepared having regard to any relevant practice notes adopted for the time being by the Director-General, copies of which are available for inspection and purchase from the offices of the Department.
(2)  One or more contributions plans may be made for all or any part of the council’s area and in relation to one or more public amenities or public services.
(2A)  Despite subclause (2), a contributions plan may be made for land outside the council’s area for the purposes of a condition referred to in section 94CA of the Act.
(3)  The council must not approve a contributions plan that is inconsistent with any direction given to it under section 94E of the Act.
(4)  A draft contributions plan must be publicly exhibited for a period of at least 28 days.
27   What particulars must a contributions plan contain?
(cf clause 26 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A contributions plan must include particulars of the following:
(a)  the purpose of the plan,
(b)  the land to which the plan applies,
(c)  the relationship between the expected types of development in the area to which the plan applies and the demand for additional public amenities and services to meet that development,
(d)  the formulas to be used for determining the section 94 contributions required for different categories of public amenities and services,
(e)  the section 94 contribution rates for different types of development, as specified in a schedule to the plan,
(f)  if the plan authorises the imposition of a section 94A condition:
(i)  the percentage of the section 94A levy and, if the percentage differs for different types of development, the percentage of the levy for those different types of development, as specified in a schedule to the plan, and
(ii)  the manner (if any) in which the proposed cost of carrying out the development, after being determined by the consent authority, is to be adjusted to reflect quarterly or annual variations to readily accessible index figures adopted by the plan (such as a Consumer Price Index) between the date of that determination and the date the levy is required to be paid,
(g)  the council’s policy concerning the timing of the payment of monetary section 94 contributions, section 94A levies and the imposition of section 94 conditions or section 94A conditions that allow deferred or periodic payment,
(h)  a map showing the specific public amenities and services proposed to be provided by the council, supported by a works schedule that contains an estimate of their cost and staging (whether by reference to dates or thresholds),
(i)  if the plan authorises monetary section 94 contributions or section 94A levies paid for different purposes to be pooled and applied progressively for those purposes, the priorities for the expenditure of the contributions or levies, particularised by reference to the works schedule.
(2)  In determining the section 94 contribution rates or section 94A levy percentages for different types of development, the council must take into consideration the conditions that may be imposed under section 80A (6) (b) of the Act or section 97 (1) (b) of the Local Government Act 1993.
(3)  A contributions plan must not contain a provision that authorises monetary section 94 contributions or section 94A levies paid for different purposes to be pooled and applied progressively for those purposes unless the council is satisfied that the pooling and progressive application of the money paid will not unreasonably prejudice the carrying into effect, within a reasonable time, of the purposes for which the money was originally paid.
Division 2 Public participation
28   Draft contributions plan must be publicly exhibited
(cf clause 27 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Following the preparation of a draft contributions plan, the council:
(a)  must give public notice in a local newspaper of the places, dates and times for inspection of the draft plan, and
(b)  must publicly exhibit at the places, on the dates and during the times set out in the notice:
(i)  a copy of the draft plan, and
(ii)  a copy of any supporting documents, and
(c)  must specify in the notice the period during which submissions about the draft plan may be made to the council (which must include the period during which the plan is being publicly exhibited).
29   Copies of draft contributions plans to be publicly available
(cf clause 28 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Copies of the draft contributions plan, and of any supporting documents, are to be made available to interested persons, either free of charge or on payment of reasonable copying charges.
30   Who may make submissions about a draft contributions plan?
(cf clause 29 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Any person may make written submissions to the council about the draft contributions plan during the relevant submission period.
Division 3 Approval of contributions plans
31   Approval of contributions plan by council
(cf clause 30 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  After considering any submissions about the draft contributions plan that have been duly made, the council:
(a)  may approve the plan in the form in which it was publicly exhibited, or
(b)  may approve the plan with such alterations as the council thinks fit, or
(c)  may decide not to proceed with the plan.
(2)  The council must give public notice of its decision in a local newspaper within 28 days after the decision is made.
(3)  Notice of a decision not to proceed with a contributions plan must include the council’s reasons for the decision.
(4)  A contributions plan comes into effect on the date that public notice of its approval is given in a local newspaper, or on a later date specified in the notice.
Division 4 Amendment and repeal of contributions plans
32   How may a contributions plan be amended or repealed?
(cf clause 31 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A council may amend a contributions plan by a subsequent contributions plan.
(2)  A council may repeal a contributions plan:
(a)  by a subsequent contributions plan, or
(b)  by public notice in a local newspaper of its decision to repeal the plan.
(3)  A council may make the following kinds of amendments to a contributions plan without the need to prepare a new contributions plan:
(a)  minor typographical corrections,
(b)  changes to the rates of section 94 monetary contributions set out in the plan to reflect quarterly or annual variations to:
(i)  readily accessible index figures adopted by the plan (such as a Consumer Price Index), or
(ii)  index figures prepared by or on behalf of the council from time to time that are specifically adopted by the plan,
(c)  the omission of details concerning works that have been completed.
33   Procedure for repealing a contributions plan by public notice
(cf clause 32 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Before repealing a contributions plan by public notice, the council must give public notice in a local newspaper:
(a)  of its intention to repeal the contributions plan, and
(b)  of its reasons for doing so.
(2)  Publication of the notice of intention must take place at least 14 days before publication of the notice of repeal.
(3)  The repeal of a contributions plan by public notice in a local newspaper takes effect on the date of publication of the notice.
33A   Review of contributions plan
(1)  A council is required to keep a contributions plan under review and, if a date by which a plan is to be reviewed is stated in it, is to review the plan by that date.
(2)  A council is also to consider any submissions about contributions plans received from public authorities or the public.
Division 5 Accounting
34   Councils must maintain contributions register
(cf clause 33 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A council that imposes section 94 conditions or section 94A conditions on development consents must maintain a contributions register.
(2)  The council must record the following details in the register:
(a)  particulars sufficient to identify each development consent for which any such condition has been imposed,
(b)  the nature and extent of the section 94 contribution or section 94A levy required by any such condition for each public amenity or service,
(c)  the contributions plan under which any such condition was imposed,
(d)  the date or dates on which any section 94 contribution or section 94A levy required by any such condition was received, and its nature and extent.
35   Accounting for contributions and levies
(cf clause 34 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A council must maintain accounting records that allow monetary section 94 contributions, section 94A levies, and any additional amounts earned from their investment, to be distinguished from all other money held by the council.
(2)  The accounting records for a contributions plan must indicate the following:
(a)  the various kinds of public amenities or services for which expenditure is authorised by the plan,
(b)  the monetary section 94 contributions or section 94A levies received under the plan, by reference to the various kinds of public amenities or services for which they have been received,
(ba)  in respect of section 94 contributions or section 94A levies paid for different purposes, the pooling or progressive application of the contributions or levies for those purposes, in accordance with any requirements of the plan or any ministerial direction under Division 6 of Part 4 of the Act,
(c)  the amounts spent in accordance with the plan, by reference to the various kinds of public amenities or services for which they have been spent.
(3)  A council must disclose the following information for each contributions plan in the notes to its annual financial report:
(a)  the opening and closing balances of money held by the council for the accounting period covered by the report,
(b)  the total amounts received by way of monetary section 94 contributions or section 94A levies during that period, by reference to the various kinds of public amenities or services for which they have been received,
(c)  the total amounts spent in accordance with the contributions plan during that period, by reference to the various kinds of public amenities or services for which they have been spent,
(d)  the outstanding obligations of the council to provide public amenities or services, by reference to the various kinds of public amenities or services for which monetary section 94 contributions or section 94A levies have been received during that or any previous accounting period.
36   Councils must prepare annual statements
(cf clause 35 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  As soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, a council must prepare an annual statement for the contributions plans in force in its area.
(2)  The annual statement must disclose, for each contributions plan, the information required by this Division to appear in the notes to its annual financial report.
Division 6 Public access
37   Councils must keep certain records available for public inspection
(cf clause 36 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A council must make the following documents available for inspection:
(a)  each of its current contributions plans,
(b)  each of its annual statements,
(c)  its contributions register.
(2)  The documents must be available at the council’s principal office, free of charge, during the council’s ordinary office hours.
(3)  Subject to section 428 of the Local Government Act 1993, the annual statement may be included in, or form part of, the annual report prepared by the council under that section.
38   Copies of contributions plans to be publicly available
(cf clause 37 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A council must make the following documents available for copying, either free of charge or on payment of reasonable copying charges:
(a)  each of its current contributions plans,
(b)  each document referred to in any such contributions plan that is held by the council.
Note.
 This clause does not require a council to supply certified copies of any document. Certified copies are supplied under section 150 of the Act on payment of a prescribed fee. The fee for a certified copy is prescribed by clause 262.
Part 5 Existing uses
39   Definitions
In this Part:
relevant date means:
(a)  in relation to an existing use referred to in section 106 (a) of the Act—the date on which an environmental planning instrument having the effect of prohibiting the existing use first comes into force, or
(b)  in relation to an existing use referred to in section 106 (b) of the Act—the date when the building, work or land being used for the existing use was first erected, carried out or so used.
40   Object of Part
The object of this Part is to regulate existing uses, and the continuance of the use of buildings for the purposes of places of public entertainment, under sections 108 (1) and 109 (4) of the Act.
41   Certain development allowed
(cf clause 39 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  An existing use may, subject to this Division:
(a)  be enlarged, expanded or intensified, or
(b)  be altered or extended, or
(c)  be rebuilt, or
(d)  be changed to another use, but only if that other use is a use that may be carried out with or without development consent under the Act, or
(e)  if it is a commercial use—be changed to another commercial use (including a commercial use that would otherwise be prohibited under the Act), or
(f)  if it is a light industrial use—be changed to another light industrial use or a commercial use (including a light industrial use or commercial use that would otherwise be prohibited under the Act).
(2)  However, an existing use must not be changed under subclause (1) (e) or (f) unless that change:
(a)  involves only alterations or additions that are minor in nature, and
(b)  does not involve an increase of more than 10% in the floor space of the premises associated with the existing use, and
(c)  does not involve the rebuilding of the premises associated with the existing use, and
(d)  does not involve a significant intensification of that existing use, and
(e)  relates only to premises that have a floor space of less than 1,000 square metres.
(3)  In this clause:
commercial use means the use of a building, work or land for the purpose of office premises, business premises or retail premises (as those terms are defined in the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006).
light industrial use means the use of a building, work or land for the purpose of light industry (within the meaning of the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006).
42   Development consent required for enlargement, expansion and intensification of existing uses
(cf clause 40 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Development consent is required for any enlargement, expansion or intensification of an existing use.
(2)  The enlargement, expansion or intensification:
(a)  must be for the existing use and for no other use, and
(b)  must be carried out only on the land on which the existing use was carried out immediately before the relevant date.
43   Development consent required for alteration or extension of buildings and works
(cf clause 41 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Development consent is required for any alteration or extension of a building or work used for an existing use.
(2)  The alteration or extension:
(a)  must be for the existing use of the building or work and for no other use, and
(b)  must be erected or carried out only on the land on which the building or work was erected or carried out immediately before the relevant date.
44   Development consent required for rebuilding of buildings and works
(cf clause 42 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Development consent is required for any rebuilding of a building or work used for an existing use.
(2)  The rebuilding:
(a)  must be for the existing use of the building or work and for no other use, and
(b)  must be carried out only on the land on which the building or work was erected or carried out immediately before the relevant date.
45   Development consent required for changes of existing uses
(cf clause 43 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Development consent is required:
(a)  for any change of an existing use to another use, and
(b)  in the case of a building, work or land that is used for different existing uses, for any change in the proportions in which the various parts of the building, work or land are used for those purposes.
46   Uses may be changed at the same time as they are altered, extended, enlarged or rebuilt
(cf clause 44 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Nothing in this Part prevents the granting of a development consent referred to in clause 42, 43 or 44 at the same time as the granting of a development consent referred to in clause 45.
46A   Conditions applying to existing uses and other lawful uses for the purposes of places of public entertainment
The following are subject to the conditions set out in Schedule 3A:
(a)  an existing use comprising the use of a building for the purpose of a place of public entertainment,
(b)  the continued use of a building for such a purpose pursuant to section 109 of the Act.
Part 6 Procedures relating to development applications
Division 1 Development applications generally
47   Application of Part
(cf clause 45 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
This Part applies to all development applications.
Note.
 Because of the definition of development application in section 4 (1) of the Act, this Part does not apply to complying development or to applications for complying development certificates.
48   Consent authority to provide development application forms to intending applicants
(cf clause 45A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The consent authority must provide any person intending to make a development application with:
(a)  the consent authority’s scale of fees for development applications generally, and
(b)  if the consent authority has determined the fee to accompany that particular application, advice of the amount determined, and
(c)  if the consent authority requires such an application to be in a particular form, blank copies of that form.
49   Who can make a development application?
(cf clause 46 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A development application may be made:
(a)  by the owner of the land to which the development application relates, or
(b)  by any other person, with the consent in writing of the owner of that land.
(2)  Subclause (1) (b) does not require the consent in writing of the owner of the land for a development application made by a public authority if, before making the application, the public authority serves a copy of the application on the owner.
(3)  Despite subclause (1), a development application made by a lessee of Crown land may only be made with the consent in writing given by or on behalf of the Crown.
(4)  In this clause, public authority includes an irrigation corporation within the meaning of the Water Management Act 2000 that the Minister administering that Act has, by order in writing, declared to have the status of a public authority for the purposes of this clause in relation to development of a kind specified in the order.
50   How must a development application be made?
(cf clause 46A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A development application:
(a)  must contain the information, and be accompanied by the documents, specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1, and
(b)  if the consent authority so requires, must be in the form approved by that authority, and
(c)  must be accompanied by the fee, not exceeding the fee prescribed by Part 15, determined by the consent authority, and
(d)  must be delivered by hand, sent by post or transmitted electronically to the principal office of the consent authority, but may not be sent by facsimile transmission.
(1A)  A development application that relates to a residential flat development, and that is made on or after 1 December 2003, must be accompanied by a design verification from a qualified designer, being a statement in which the qualified designer verifies:
(a)  that he or she designed, or directed the design, of the residential flat development, and
(b)  that the design quality principles set out in Part 2 of State Environmental Planning Policy No 65—Design Quality of Residential Flat Development are achieved for the residential flat development.
(1B)  If a development application referred to in subclause (1A) is also accompanied by a BASIX certificate with respect to any building, the design quality principles referred to in that subclause need not be verified to the extent to which they aim:
(a)  to reduce consumption of mains-supplied potable water, or reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, in the use of the building or in the use of the land on which the building is situated, or
(b)  to improve the thermal performance of the building.
(2)  A development application that relates to development for which consent under the Wilderness Act 1987 is required must be accompanied by a copy of that consent.
(2A)  A development application that relates to development in respect of which a site compatibility certificate (seniors housing) is required under State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 must be accompanied by such a certificate.
(2B)  A development application that relates to development in respect of which a site compatibility certificate (infrastructure) is required under State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 must be accompanied by such a certificate.
(3)  Immediately after it receives a development application, the consent authority:
(a)  must register the application with a distinctive number, and
(b)  must endorse the application with its registered number and the date of its receipt, and
(c)  must give written notice to the applicant of its receipt of the application, of the registered number of the application and of the date on which the application was received.
(4)  In the case of a development application under section 78A (3) of the Act, the application must be accompanied by such matters as would be required under section 81 of the Local Government Act 1993 if approval were sought under that Act.
(5)  The consent authority must forward a copy of the development application to the relevant council if the council is not the consent authority.
(6)  If the development application is for designated development, the consent authority must forward to the Director-General (where the Minister or the Director-General is not the consent authority) and to the council (where the council is not the consent authority) a copy of the environmental impact statement, together with a copy of the relevant application.
Note.
 Additional requirements in relation to the making of a development application apply to applications for designated development, for integrated development and applications for development that affect threatened species.
(7)  In determining whether an alteration, enlargement or extension of a BASIX affected building is BASIX affected development, the consent authority must make its determination by reference to a genuine estimate of the construction costs of the work the subject of the development application, including any part of the work that is BASIX excluded development. The estimate must, unless the consent authority is satisfied that the estimated cost indicated in the development application is neither genuine nor accurate, be the estimate so indicated.
51   Rejection of development applications
(cf clause 47 (1)–(3) of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A consent authority may reject a development application within 7 days after receiving it if:
(a)  the application is illegible or unclear as to the development consent sought, or
(b)  the application does not contain any information, or is not accompanied by any document, specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1.
(2)  A consent authority may reject a development application within 14 days after receiving it if:
(a1)  being an application for development requiring concurrence, the application fails to include the concurrence fees appropriate for each concurrence relevant to the development, or
(a)  being an application for integrated development, the application fails:
(i)  to identify all of the approvals referred to in section 91 of the Act that are required to be obtained before the development may be carried out, or
(ii)  to include the approval fees appropriate for each approval relevant to the development, or
(iii)  to include the additional information required by this Regulation in relation to the development, or
(b)  being an application referred to in section 78A (8) (b) of the Act, the application is not accompanied by a species impact statement referred to in that paragraph.
(3)  An application that is rejected under this clause is taken for the purposes of the Act never to have been made.
(4)  The consent authority must refund to the applicant the whole of any application fee paid in connection with an application that is rejected under this clause.
(5)  Immediately after the rejection of a development application for:
(a)  development for which the concurrence of a concurrence authority is required, or
(b)  integrated development,
the consent authority must notify each relevant concurrence authority or approval body of the rejection.
52   Withdrawal of development applications
(cf clause 47 (4)–(6) of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A development application may be withdrawn at any time prior to its determination by service on the consent authority of a notice to that effect signed by the applicant.
(2)  An application that is withdrawn is taken for the purposes of the Act (section 79 (6) of the Act and clause 90 (3) of this Regulation excepted) never to have been made.
(3)  The consent authority may (but is not required to) refund to the applicant the whole or any part of any application fee paid in connection with an application that has been withdrawn.
(4)  Immediately after the withdrawal of a development application for:
(a)  development for which the concurrence of a concurrence authority is required, or
(b)  integrated development,
the consent authority must notify each relevant concurrence authority or approval body of the withdrawal.
53   Consent authority may require additional copies of development application and supporting documents
(cf clause 47A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A consent authority that is required:
(a)  to refer a development application to another person, or
(b)  to arrange for the public display of a development application,
may require the applicant to give it as many additional copies of the development application and supporting documents as are reasonably required for that purpose.
54   Consent authority may request additional information
(cf clause 48 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A consent authority may request the applicant for development consent to provide it with such additional information about the proposed development as it considers necessary to its proper consideration of the application.
(2)  The request:
(a)  must be writing, and
(b)  may specify a reasonable period within which the information must be provided to the consent authority.
(3)  The information that a consent authority may request includes, but is not limited to, information relating to any relevant matter referred to in section 79C (1) (b)–(e) of the Act or in any relevant environmental planning instrument.
(4)  However, the information that a consent authority may request does not include, in relation to building or subdivision work, the information that is required to be attached to an application for a construction certificate.
Note.
 The aim of this provision is to ensure that the consent authority does not oblige the applicant to provide these construction details up-front where the applicant may prefer to test the waters first and delay applying for a construction certificate until, or if, development consent is granted.
(5)  Instead of providing the information requested, the applicant to whom a request is made under this clause may notify the consent authority in writing that the information will not be provided.
(6)  If the applicant for development consent has failed to provide any of the requested information by the end of:
(a)  any period specified as referred to in subclause (2) (b), or
(b)  such further period as the consent authority may allow,
the applicant is taken to have notified the consent authority that the information will not be provided, and the application may be dealt with accordingly.
55   What is the procedure for amending a development application?
(cf clause 48A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A development application may be amended or varied by the applicant (but only with the agreement of the consent authority) at any time before the application is determined.
(2)  If an amendment or variation results in a change to the proposed development, the application to amend or vary the development application must have annexed to it written particulars sufficient to indicate the nature of the changed development.
(3)  If the development application is for:
(a)  development for which concurrence is required, as referred to in section 79B of the Act, or
(b)  integrated development,
the consent authority must immediately forward a copy of the amended or varied application to the concurrence authority or approval body.
55A   Amendments with respect to BASIX commitments
(1)  This clause applies to a development application that has been accompanied by a BASIX certificate pursuant to clause 2A of Schedule 1 or to a development application in relation to BASIX optional development that has been accompanied by a BASIX certificate or BASIX certificates (despite there being no obligation under clause 2A of Schedule 1 for it to be so accompanied).
(2)  Without limiting clause 55, a development application may be amended or varied by the lodging of:
(a)  a new BASIX certificate to replace a BASIX certificate that accompanied the application, or to replace any subsequent BASIX certificate lodged under this clause, and
(b)  if any new accompanying document is required or any existing accompanying document requires amendment, a new or amended accompanying document.
(3)  If an amendment or variation of a development application, or of any accompanying document, results in the proposed development differing in any material respect from the description contained in a current BASIX certificate for the development, the application to amend or vary the development application must have annexed to it a replacement BASIX certificate whose description takes account of the amendment or variation.
(4)  In this clause, a reference to the accompanying document is a reference to any document required to accompany a development application pursuant to clause 2 of Schedule 1.
56   Extracts of development applications to be publicly available
(cf clause 48B of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This clause applies to all development other than designated or advertised development.
(2)  Extracts of a development application relating to the erection of a building:
(a)  sufficient to identify the applicant and the land to which the application relates, and
(b)  containing a plan of the building that indicates its height and external configuration, as erected, in relation to the site on which it is to be erected, if relevant for that particular development,
are to be made available to interested persons, either free of charge or on payment of reasonable copying charges.
Note.
 The erection of a building is defined in the Act to include the rebuilding of, the making of structural alterations to, or the enlargement or extension of a building or the placing or relocating of a building on land.
57   Copyright in documents forming part of or accompanying development applications—applicant’s indemnification
(cf clause 48C of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Upon a development application being made under section 78A of the Act, the applicant (not being entitled to copyright) is taken to have indemnified all persons using the development application and documents in accordance with the Act against any claim or action in respect of breach of copyright.
Division 2 Development applications for development requiring concurrence
58   Application of Division
(cf clause 49 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This Division applies to all development applications that relate to development for which the concurrence of a concurrence authority is required.
(2)  This Division does not apply in circumstances in which a concurrence authority’s concurrence may be assumed in accordance with clause 64.
(3)  This Division ceases to apply to a development application if the development application is rejected or withdrawn under clause 51 or 52.
59   Seeking concurrence
(cf clause 49A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  After it receives a development application for development requiring concurrence, the consent authority:
(a)  must forward a copy of the application (together with all accompanying documentation) to the concurrence authority whose concurrence is required, and
(b)  must notify the concurrence authority in writing of the basis on which its concurrence is required and of the date of receipt of the development application, and
(c)  if known at that time, must notify the concurrence authority in writing of the dates of the relevant submission period or periods if the application is to be publicly notified under section 79 or 79A of the Act.
(2)  In the case of a development application that indicates on its face that such concurrence is required, the application must be forwarded to the relevant concurrence authority within 2 days after the application is lodged.
60   Concurrence authority may require additional information
(cf clause 50 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A concurrence authority whose concurrence has been sought may request the consent authority to provide it with such additional information about the proposed development as it considers necessary to its proper consideration of the question as to whether concurrence should be granted or refused.
(2)  The request:
(a)  must be in writing, and
(b)  may specify a reasonable period within which the information must be provided to the consent authority.
(3)  Immediately after receiving a request for additional information from a concurrence authority, a consent authority must request the applicant, in writing, to provide the information sought within the period specified by the concurrence authority.
(4)  Immediately after receiving the requested information from the applicant, the consent authority must forward that information to the concurrence authority.
(5)  Instead of providing the information requested, the applicant to whom a request is made under this clause may notify the consent authority in writing that the information will not be provided.
(6)  If the applicant for development consent has failed to provide any of the requested information by the end of:
(a)  any period specified as referred to in subclause (2) (b), or
(b)  such further period as the concurrence authority may allow,
the applicant is taken to have notified the consent authority that the information will not be provided, and the application may be dealt with accordingly.
61   Forwarding of submissions to concurrence authorities
(cf clause 50A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This clause applies to development that is required to be advertised or notified under section 79 or 79A of the Act.
(2)  Immediately after the expiration of the relevant submission period, the consent authority must forward to each concurrence authority a copy of all submissions received in response to the advertisement or notification.
62   Notification of decision
(cf clause 51 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A concurrence authority that has received a development application from a consent authority must give written notice to the consent authority of its decision on the development application:
(a)  within 40 days after receipt of the copy of the application, or
(b)  in the case of development that is required to be advertised or notified under section 79 or 79A of the Act, within 21 days after it receives:
(i)  the last of the submissions made during the relevant submission period, or
(ii)  advice from the consent authority that no submissions were made.
Note.
 This period may be extended by operation of Division 11.
(2)  If the consent authority determines a development application by refusing to grant consent before the expiration of the relevant period under subclause (1):
(a)  the consent authority must notify the concurrence authority as soon as possible after the determination, and
(b)  this clause ceases to apply to the development application.
(3)  Nothing in this clause prevents a consent authority from having regard to a concurrence authority’s decision on a development application that has been notified to the consent authority after the expiration of the relevant period under subclause (1).
63   Reasons for granting or refusal of concurrence
(cf clause 51A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  If the concurrence authority:
(a)  grants concurrence subject to conditions, or
(b)  refuses concurrence,
the concurrence authority must give written notice to the consent authority of the reasons for the imposition of the conditions or the refusal.
(2)  If the concurrence is one that is required under section 79B (3) of the Act, a copy of the reasons must be available for public inspection, during ordinary office hours:
(a)  at the head office of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, or
(b)  if the matter concerns critical habitat of fish or marine vegetation, or threatened species, populations or ecological communities of fish or marine vegetation or their habitats, at the head office of NSW Fisheries.
64   Circumstances in which concurrence may be assumed
(cf clause 51B of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A concurrence authority may, by written notice given to the consent authority:
(a)  inform the consent authority that concurrence may be assumed, subject to such qualifications or conditions as are specified in the notice, and
(b)  amend or revoke an earlier notice under this clause.
(2)  A consent granted by a consent authority that has assumed concurrence in accordance with a notice under this clause is as valid and effective as if concurrence had been given.
Division 3 Development applications for integrated development
65   Application of Division
(cf clause 52 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This Division applies to all development applications for integrated development.
(2)  This Division ceases to apply to a development application if the development application is rejected or withdrawn under clause 51 or 52.
66   Seeking general terms of approval
(cf clause 52A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  After it receives a development application for integrated development, the consent authority:
(a)  must forward a copy of the application (together with all accompanying documentation) to the approval body whose approval is required, and
(b)  must notify the approval body in writing of the basis on which its approval is required and of the date of receipt of the development application, and
(c)  if known at that time, must notify the approval body in writing of the dates of the relevant submission period if the application is to be publicly notified under section 79 or 79A of the Act.
(2)  In the case of a development application that indicates on its face that such an approval is required, the application must be forwarded to the relevant approval body within 2 days after the application is lodged.
67   Approval body may require additional information
(cf clause 53 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  An approval body the general terms of whose approval have been sought may request the consent authority to provide it with such additional information about the proposed development as it considers necessary to its proper consideration of the general terms of approval.
(2)  The request:
(a)  must be in writing, and
(b)  may specify a reasonable period within which the information must be provided to the consent authority.
(3)  Immediately after receiving a request for additional information from an approval body, a consent authority must request the applicant, in writing, to provide the information sought within the period specified by the approval body.
(4)  Immediately after receiving the requested information from the applicant, the consent authority must forward that information to the approval body.
(5)  Instead of providing the information requested, the applicant to whom a request is made under this clause may notify the consent authority in writing that the information will not be provided.
(6)  If the applicant for development consent has failed to provide any of the requested information by the end of:
(a)  any period specified as referred to in subclause (2) (b), or
(b)  such further period as the approval body may allow,
the applicant is taken to have notified the consent authority that the information will not be provided, and the application may be dealt with accordingly.
68   Consent authority to be notified of proposed consultations under National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
(cf clause 53AA of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  If:
(a)  development is integrated development because, or partly because, it requires consent under section 90 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, and
(b)  the Director-General of National Parks and Wildlife is of the opinion that consultation with an Aboriginal person or persons, an Aboriginal Land Council or another Aboriginal organisation concerning a relic or Aboriginal place is required before the Director-General can make a decision concerning the general terms of approval in relation to such a consent (including whether or not the Director-General will grant consent),
the Director-General must cause notice of that fact to be given to the consent authority.
69   Forwarding of submissions to approval bodies
(cf clause 53A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This clause applies to development that is required to be advertised or notified under section 79 or 79A of the Act.
(2)  Immediately after the expiration of the relevant submission period, the consent authority must forward to each approval body a copy of all submissions received in response to the advertisement or notification.
70   Notification of general terms of approval
(cf clause 53B of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  An approval body that has received a development application from a consent authority must give written notice to the consent authority of its decision concerning the general terms of approval in relation to the development application (including whether or not it will grant an approval):
(a)  within 40 days after receipt of the copy of the application, or
(b)  in the case of development that is required to be advertised or notified under section 79 or 79A of the Act, within 21 days after it receives:
(i)  the last of the submissions made during the relevant submission period, or
(ii)  advice from the consent authority that no submissions were made.
Note.
 This period may be extended by operation of Division 11.
(2)  If the consent authority determines a development application by refusing to grant consent before the expiration of the relevant period under subclause (1):
(a)  the consent authority must notify the approval body as soon as possible after the determination, and
(b)  this clause ceases to apply to the development application.
(3)  Nothing in this clause prevents a consent authority from having regard to an approval body’s general terms of approval that have been notified to the consent authority after the expiration of the relevant period under subclause (1).
Division 3A Special provisions relating to staged development applications
70A   Information to be included in staged development applications
Despite clause 50 (1) (a), the information required to be provided in a staged development application in respect of the various stages of the development may, with the approval of the consent authority, be deferred to a subsequent development application.
70B   Staged development applications—residential flat development
Clause 50 (1A) applies in relation to a staged development application only if the application sets out detailed proposals for the development or part of the development.
Division 4 Environmental impact statements
71   What is the form for an environmental impact statement?
(cf clause 54 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
For the purposes of section 78A (8) of the Act, the prescribed form for an environmental impact statement to accompany a development application is a form that contains the following information:
(a)  the name, address and professional qualifications of the person by whom the statement is prepared,
(b)  the name and address of the person by whom the development application was made,
(c)  the address of the land in respect of which the development application was made,
(d)  a description of the development to which the statement relates,
(e)  an assessment by the person by whom the statement is prepared of the environmental impact of the development to which the statement relates, dealing with the matters referred to in clause 72,
(f)  a declaration by the person by whom the statement is prepared to the effect that:
(i)  the statement has been prepared in accordance with clauses 72 and 73, and
(ii)  the statement contains all available information that is relevant to the environmental assessment of the development to which the statement relates, and
(iii)  that the information contained in the statement is neither false nor misleading.
72   What must an environmental impact statement contain?
(cf clause 54A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The contents of an environmental impact statement must include:
(a)  for development of a kind for which specific guidelines are in force under this clause, the matters referred to in those guidelines, or
(b)  for any other kind of development:
(i)  the matters referred to in the general guidelines in force under this clause, or
(ii)  if no such guidelines are in force, the matters referred to in Schedule 2.
(2)  For the purposes of this clause, the Director-General may establish guidelines for the preparation of environmental impact statements, in relation to development generally or in relation to any specific kind of development.
(3)  The Director-General may vary or revoke any guidelines in force under this clause.
(4)  An environmental impact statement prepared in accordance with this clause before the date on which any of the following events occur:
(a)  the amendment of Schedule 2,
(b)  the establishment of new guidelines under this clause,
(c)  the variation or revocation of existing guidelines under this clause,
is taken to have been prepared in accordance with this clause, for the purposes of any development application made within 3 months after that date, as if the relevant event had not occurred.
73   Requirements of Director-General and approval bodies concerning preparation of environmental impact statements
(cf clause 55 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The applicant responsible for preparing an environmental impact statement must consult with the Director-General and, in completing the statement, must have regard to the Director-General’s requirements:
(a)  as to the form and content of the statement, and
(b)  as to making the statement available for public comment.
(2)  For the purposes of the consultation, the applicant must give the Director-General written particulars of:
(a)  the location, nature and scale of the development, and
(b)  in the case of a development application for integrated development, the approvals that are required.
(3)  In the case of proposed integrated development the Director-General must request, in writing, each relevant approval body to provide the Director-General with that approval body’s requirements in relation to the environmental impact statement for the purpose of its decision concerning the general terms of the approval in relation to the development (including whether or not it will grant an approval).
(4)  If an approval body does not provide the Director-General, in writing, with its requirements within 14 days after receipt of the Director-General’s request under subclause (3):
(a)  the Director-General must inform the applicant, and
(b)  the applicant:
(i)  must consult with the approval body and obtain its requirements in relation to the environmental impact statement for the purpose of its decision concerning the general terms of the approval in relation to the development (including whether or not it will grant an approval), and
(ii)  in completing the statement, must have regard to the approval body’s requirements.
(5)  Within 28 days after the applicant’s consultation with the Director-General is completed, or within such further time as is agreed between the Director-General and the applicant, written notice of the Director-General’s requirements must be given:
(a)  to the applicant, and
(b)  to the relevant consent authority (unless the Minister or the Director-General is the consent authority), and
(c)  to the relevant approval body (in the case of proposed integrated development for which the approval body has provided the Director-General with its requirements following the Director-General’s request under subclause (3)).
(6)  If the development application to which the environmental impact statement relates is not made within 2 years after the notice is given, the applicant must consult further with the Director-General in relation to the preparation of the statement.
(7)  The Director-General may waive the requirement for consultation under this clause in relation to any particular development or any particular class or description of development, other than integrated development.
74   Consent authority may require additional copies of environmental impact statement
(cf clause 55A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The consent authority may require an applicant for development consent for designated development to give it as many additional copies of the environmental impact statement as are reasonably required for the purposes of the Act.
75   Consent authority may sell copies of environmental impact statement to the public
(cf clause 56 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Copies of an environmental impact statement may be sold by a consent authority to any member of the public for not more than $25 per copy.
(2)  A consent authority:
(a)  must pay the proceeds of sale to the applicant responsible for the preparation of the statement, and
(b)  must return to the applicant any unsold copies of the statement.
76   Documents adopted or referred to by environmental impact statement
(cf clause 56A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Any document adopted or referred to by an environmental impact statement is taken to form part of the statement.
(2)  Nothing in this Part requires the applicant responsible for the preparation of an environmental impact statement to supply any person with a document that is publicly available.
Division 5 Public participation—designated development
77   Notice of application for designated development to public authorities (other than concurrence authorities and approval bodies)
(cf clause 57 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
At the same time as giving public notice under section 79 (1) of the Act, the consent authority must give written notice of a development application for designated development to such public authorities (other than relevant concurrence authorities or approval bodies) as, in the opinion of the consent authority, may have an interest in the determination of that development application.
78   What information must a written notice of designated development contain?
(cf clause 58 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A written notice of a development application under section 79 (1) (b) of the Act must contain the following information:
(a)  a description (including the address) of the land on which the development is proposed to be carried out,
(b)  the name of the applicant and of the consent authority,
(c)  a description of the proposed development,
(d)  a statement that the proposed development is designated development,
(e)  a statement that the development application and the documents accompanying the application, including the environmental impact statement, may be inspected:
(i)  at the consent authority’s principal office, and
(ii)  at the Department’s offices (if the Minister or Director-General is not the consent authority), and
(iii)  at the council’s principal office (if the council is not the consent authority),
for a period specified in the notice during the relevant authority’s ordinary office hours,
(f)  a statement that:
(i)  any person during the period specified under paragraph (e) may make written submissions to the consent authority concerning the development application, and
(ii)  if a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission,
(g)  the dates of the period specified under paragraph (e),
(h)  if the proposed development is also integrated development:
(i)  a statement that the development is integrated development, and
(ii)  a statement of the approvals that are required and the relevant approval bodies for those approvals,
(i)  a statement that, unless the proposed development is development about which the Planning Assessment Commission has conducted a review, any person:
(i)  who makes a submission by way of objection, and
(ii)  who is dissatisfied with the determination of the consent authority to grant development consent,
may appeal to the Land and Environment Court,
(j)  a statement that, if the Planning Assessment Commission conducts a review, the Minister’s determination of the application is final and not subject to appeal.
(2)  The period referred to under subclause (1) (e) must include the period of 30 days commencing on the day after which notice of the development application is first published in a newspaper under section 79 (1) (d) of the Act.
79   How is the notice under section 79 (1) (c) of the Act exhibited on land for designated development?
(cf clause 59 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The notice for a development application for designated development under section 79 (1) (c) of the Act:
(a)  must be exhibited on the land to which the development application relates, and
(b)  must be displayed on a signpost or board, and
(c)  must be clear and legible, and
(d)  must be headed in capital letters and bold type “DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL”, and
(e)  must contain under that heading the following matters:
(i)  a statement that the development application has been lodged,
(ii)  the name of the applicant,
(iii)  a brief description of the development application,
(iv)  notice that the development application and the relevant environmental impact statement may be inspected at the places, on the dates and during the times specified in the notice, being the same places, dates and times specified in the written notice under section 79 (1) (b) of the Act, and
(f)  must, if practicable, be capable of being read from a public place.
80   How is the notice under section 79 (1) (d) published for designated development?
(cf clause 60 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The notice for a development application for designated development under section 79 (1) (d) of the Act:
(a)  must be published on at least 2 separate occasions, and
(b)  must appear across 2 or 3 columns in the display section of the newspaper, and
(c)  must be headed in capital letters and bold type “DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL”, and
(d)  must contain the same matters as are required for a notice under section 79 (1) (b) of the Act.
81   Forwarding of submissions to Director-General
(cf clause 62 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
For the purposes of section 80 (9) (b) of the Act, the consent authority must, immediately after the relevant submission period, forward to the Director-General (if the Minister or the Director-General is not the consent authority) a copy of all submissions (including submissions by way of objection) received in response to the public exhibition of a development application for designated development.
Note.
 This requirement will not apply if the Director-General has waived the requirement under section 80 (10) (b) of the Act.
Division 6 Public participation—State significant advertised development
82   Application of section 79 of the Act relating to designated development
(cf clause 64 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 79A (1) of the Act, section 79 of the Act applies to a development application for State significant advertised development in the same way as it applies to a development application for designated development, and this Division applies accordingly.
(2)  This Division does not apply to development on land to which clause 26F of Newcastle Local Environmental Plan 1987 applies.
83   What must a written notice under section 79 (1) (b) of the Act contain?
(cf clause 64 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 79 (1) (b) of the Act, a written notice of a development application for State significant advertised development must contain the following information:
(a)  a description (including the address) of the land on which the development is proposed to be carried out,
(b)  the name of the applicant and of the consent authority,
(c)  a description of the proposed development,
(d)  a statement that the proposed development is not designated development,
(e)  a statement that the development application and the documents accompanying the application may be inspected:
(i)  at the Department’s principal office, and
(ii)  at the council’s principal office,
for a period specified in the notice during the relevant authority’s ordinary office hours,
(f)  a statement that:
(i)  any person during the period specified under paragraph (e) may make written submissions to the Director-General concerning the development application, and
(ii)  if a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission,
(g)  the dates of the period specified under paragraph (e),
(h)  a statement that the Minister will determine the application,
(i)  if the development is also integrated development:
(i)  a statement that the development is integrated development, and
(ii)  a statement of the approvals that are required and the relevant approval bodies for those approvals.
(2)  The period referred to under subclause (1) (e) must include the period of 30 days commencing on the day after which notice of the development application is first published in a newspaper under section 79 (1) (d) of the Act.
84   How is the notice under section 79 (1) (c) of the Act to be exhibited on land?
(cf clause 64 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The notice for a development application for State significant advertised development under section 79 (1) (c) of the Act:
(a)  must be exhibited on the land to which the development application relates, and
(b)  must be displayed on a signpost or board, and
(c)  must be clear and legible, and
(d)  must be headed in capital letters and bold type “DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL”, and
(e)  must contain under that heading the following matters:
(i)  a statement that the development application has been lodged,
(ii)  the name of the applicant,
(iii)  a brief description of the development application,
(iv)  notice that the development application may be inspected at the places, on the dates and during the times specified in the notice, being the same places, dates and times specified in the written notice under section 79 (1) (b) of the Act, and
(f)  must, if practicable, be capable of being read from a public place.
85   How is the notice published under section 79 (1) (d) of the Act published?
(cf clause 64 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
The notice for a development application for State significant advertised development under section 79 (1) (d) of the Act:
(a)  must be published in the public notices section of the newspaper, and
(b)  must be headed in capital letters and bold type “DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL”, and
(c)  must contain the same matters as are required for a notice under section 79 (1) (b) of the Act.
Division 7 Public participation—other advertised development
86   Application of Division
(cf clause 65 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This Division applies to other advertised development.
(2)  This Division does not apply to development on land to which clause 26F of Newcastle Local Environmental Plan 1987 applies.
87   How must a development application be publicly notified?
(cf clause 65 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
As soon as practicable after a development application for other advertised development is lodged with the consent authority, the consent authority must:
(a)  give written notice of the application (referred to in this Division as a written notice), and
(b)  cause notice of the application to be published in a local newspaper (referred to in this Division as a published notice).
88   Who must written notice be given to?
(cf clause 65 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Written notice of the development application must be given:
(a)  to such persons as appear to the consent authority to own or occupy the land adjoining the land to which the application relates, and
(b)  to such public authorities (other than relevant concurrence authorities or approval bodies) as, in the opinion of the consent authority, may have an interest in the determination of the application.
(2)  For the purposes of this clause:
(a)  if land is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act 1973, a written notice to the owners corporation is taken to be a written notice to the owner or occupier of each lot within the strata scheme, and
(b)  if land is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Schemes (Leasehold Development) Act 1986, a written notice to the lessor under the leasehold strata scheme concerned and to the owners corporation is taken to be a written notice to the owner or occupier of each lot within the strata scheme, and
(c)  if land is owned or occupied by more than one person, a written notice to one owner or one occupier is taken to be a written notice to all the owners and occupiers of that land.
89   What information must be contained in a written notice and a published notice?
(cf clause 65 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A written notice and a published notice of the development application must contain the following information:
(a)  a description of the land (including the address) on which the development is proposed to be carried out,
(b)  the name of the applicant and the name of the consent authority,
(c)  a description of the proposed development,
(d)  a statement that the application and the documents accompanying that application may be inspected at the consent authority’s principal office for a period specified in the notice during the consent authority’s ordinary office hours,
(e)  a statement that any person during the period specified under paragraph (d) may make a written submission in relation to the development application to the consent authority,
(f)  the dates of the period specified under paragraph (d).
(2)  The written notice and the published notice:
(a)  in the case of development that is integrated development:
(i)  must contain a statement that the development is integrated development, and
(ii)  must state the approvals that are required and the relevant approval bodies for those approvals, and
(b)  in the case of development that is threatened species development, must contain a statement that the development is threatened species development.
(3)  The period referred to in subclause (1) (d) must include:
(a)  in the case of nominated integrated development or threatened species development, the period of 30 days, and
(b)  in any other case, the period of 14 days,
commencing on the day after the day on which the published notice is first published in a newspaper.
90   Circumstances in which notice requirements may be dispensed with
(cf clause 65 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This clause applies to a development application that before being determined by the consent authority, has been amended or substituted, or that has been withdrawn and later replaced, where:
(a)  the consent authority has complied with this Division in relation to the original application, and
(b)  the consent authority is of the opinion that the amended, substituted or later application differs only in minor respects from the original application,
referred to in this clause as a replacement application.
(2)  The consent authority may decide to dispense with further compliance with this Division in relation to a replacement application and, in that event, compliance with this Division in relation to the original application is taken to be compliance in relation to the replacement application.
(3)  The consent authority must give written notice to the applicant of its decision under this clause at or before the time notice of the determination of the replacement application is given under section 81 of the Act.
91   Public notification of development application and accompanying information
(cf clause 65 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The consent authority must ensure that a development application is publicly notified in accordance with the relevant requirements and that any accompanying information is available for inspection during the relevant submission period at the place or places specified in the public notice.
(2)  During the relevant submission period:
(a)  any person may inspect the development application and any accompanying information and make extracts from or copies of them, and
(b)  any person may make written submissions to the consent authority with respect to the development application.
(3)  A submission by way of objection must set out the grounds of the objection.
Division 8 Determination of development applications
92   What additional matters must a consent authority take into consideration in determining a development application?
(cf clause 66 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 79C (1) (a) (iv) of the Act, the following matters are prescribed as matters to be taken into consideration by a consent authority in determining a development application:
(a)  in the case of a development application for the carrying out of development:
(i)  in a local government area referred to in the Table to this clause, and
(ii)  on land to which the Government Coastal Policy applies,
the provisions of that Policy,
(b)  in the case of a development application for the demolition of a building, the provisions of AS 2601.
(2)  In this clause:
AS 2601 means the document entitled Australian Standard AS 2601—1991: The Demolition of Structures, published by Standards Australia, and as in force at 1 July 1993.
Government Coastal Policy means the publication entitled NSW Coastal Policy 1997: A Sustainable Future for the New South Wales Coast, as published by the Government (and including any maps accompanying that publication and any amendments to those maps that are publicly notified), a copy of which may be inspected during ordinary office hours:
(a)  at any of the offices of the Department, or
(b)  at the offices of any of the councils of the local government areas listed in the Table to this clause.
Table
Ballina
Bega Valley
Bellingen
Byron
Coffs Harbour
Copmanhurst
Eurobodalla
Gosford*
Great Lakes
Greater Taree
Hastings
Kempsey
Kiama
Lake Macquarie*
Lismore
Maclean
Maitland
Manly*
Nambucca
Newcastle*
Pittwater*
Port Stephens
Pristine Waters
Randwick*
Richmond Valley
Shellharbour*
Shoalhaven
Sutherland*
Tweed
Warringah*
Waverley*
Wollongong*
Woollahra*
Wyong*
Note.
 
The areas marked with asterisks are only affected by the seaward part of the Government Coastal Policy, being the area extending 3 nautical miles seaward from the open coast high water mark.
92A   (Repealed)
93   Fire safety and other considerations
(cf clause 66A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This clause applies to a development application for a change of building use for an existing building, or the use of an existing building as a place of public entertainment, where the applicant does not seek the rebuilding, alteration, enlargement or extension of a building.
(2)  In determining the development application, the consent authority is to take into consideration whether the fire protection and structural capacity of the building will be appropriate to the building’s proposed use.
(3)  Consent to the change of building use sought by a development application to which this clause applies must not be granted unless the consent authority is satisfied that the building complies (or will, when completed, comply) with such of the Category 1 fire safety provisions as are applicable to the building’s proposed use.
Note.
 The obligation to comply with the Category 1 fire safety provisions may require building work to be carried out even though none is proposed or required in relation to the relevant development consent.
(4)  Subclause (3) does not apply to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187 or 188, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6) or 188 (4).
(5)  The matters prescribed by this clause are prescribed for the purposes of section 79C (1) (a) (iv) of the Act.
94   Consent authority may require buildings to be upgraded
(cf clause 66B of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This clause applies to a development application for development involving the rebuilding, alteration, enlargement or extension of an existing building where:
(a)  the proposed building work, together with any other building work completed or authorised within the previous 3 years, represents more than half the total volume of the building, as it was before any such work was commenced, measured over its roof and external walls, or
(b)  the measures contained in the building are inadequate:
(i)  to protect persons using the building, and to facilitate their egress from the building, in the event of fire, or
(ii)  to restrict the spread of fire from the building to other buildings nearby, or
(c)  the development also involves the use of the building as a place of public entertainment.
(2)  In determining a development application to which this clause applies, a consent authority is to take into consideration whether it would be appropriate to require the existing building to be brought into total or partial conformity with the Building Code of Australia.
(2A)  If the development involves the use of a building as a place of public entertainment, consent must not be granted unless the consent authority is satisfied that the building complies (or will, when completed, comply) with such of the Category 3 fire safety provisions as are applicable to the building’s proposed use as a place of public entertainment.
(2B)  Subclause (2A) does not apply to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187 or 188, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6) or 188 (4).
(3)  The matters prescribed by this clause are prescribed for the purposes of section 79C (1) (a) (iv) of the Act.
94A   Fire safety and other considerations applying to erection of temporary structures
(1)  This clause applies to a development application for the erection of a temporary structure.
(2)  In determining a development application to which this clause applies, a consent authority is to take into consideration:
(a)  whether the fire protection and structural capacity of the structure will be appropriate to the proposed use of the structure, and
(b)  whether the ground or other surface on which the structure is to be erected will be sufficiently firm and level to sustain the structure while in use.
(3)  The matters prescribed by this clause are prescribed for the purposes of section 79C (1) (a) (iv) of the Act.
95   Deferred commencement consent
(cf clause 67 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A “deferred commencement” consent must be clearly identified as a “deferred commencement” consent (whether by the use of that expression or by reference to section 80 (3) of the Act or otherwise).
(2)  A “deferred commencement” consent must clearly distinguish conditions concerning matters as to which the consent authority must be satisfied before the consent can operate from any other conditions.
(3)  A consent authority may specify the period within which the applicant must produce evidence to the consent authority sufficient enough to enable it to be satisfied as to those matters.
(4)  The applicant may produce evidence to the consent authority sufficient to enable it to be satisfied as to those matters and, if the consent authority has specified a period for the purpose, the evidence must be produced within that period.
(5)  If the applicant produces evidence in accordance with this clause, the consent authority must notify the applicant whether or not it is satisfied as to the relevant matters.
(6)  If the consent authority has not notified the applicant within the period of 28 days after the applicant’s evidence is produced to it, the consent authority is, for the purposes only of section 97 of the Act, taken to have notified the applicant that it is not satisfied as to those matters on the date on which that period expires.
Note.
 See also section 109O of the Act and clause 161 of this Regulation.
96   Imposition of conditions—ancillary aspects of development
(cf clause 67A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  If a consent authority grants development consent subject to a condition authorised by section 80A (2) of the Act with respect to an ancillary aspect of the development, the consent authority may specify the period within which the ancillary aspect must be carried out to the satisfaction of the consent authority, or a person specified by the consent authority, as referred to in that subsection.
(2)  The applicant may produce evidence to the consent authority, or to the person specified by the consent authority for the purpose, sufficient to enable it, or the person so specified, to be satisfied in respect of the ancillary aspect of the development.
(3)  For the purposes of section 80A (3) of the Act, the relevant period is the period of 28 days after the applicant’s evidence is produced to the consent authority or a person specified by the consent authority.
97   Modification or surrender of development consent or existing use right
(cf clause 68 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A notice of modification or surrender of a development consent or existing use right, as referred to in section 80A (5) of the Act, must include the following information:
(a)  the name and address of the person by whom the notice is given,
(b)  the address, and formal particulars of title, of the land to which the consent or right relates,
(c)  a description of the development consent or existing use right to be modified or surrendered,
(d)  particulars as to whether the consent or right is to be modified (including details of the modification) or surrendered,
(e)  if the applicant is not the owner of the land, a statement signed by the owner of the land to the effect that the owner consents to the modification or surrender of the consent or right.
(2)  A duly signed and delivered notice of modification or surrender of a development consent or existing use right referred to in subclause (1):
(a)  takes effect when it is received by the consent authority, and
(b)  operates, according to its terms, to modify or surrender the development consent or existing use right to which it relates.
(3)  A notice of voluntary surrender of a development consent, as referred to in section 104A of the Act, is to be given to the consent authority and is to include the following information:
(a)  the name and address of the person by whom the notice is given,
(b)  the address, and formal particulars of title, of the land to which the consent relates,
(c)  a description of the development consent to be surrendered,
(d)  if the person giving the notice is not the owner of the land, a statement signed by the owner of the land to the effect that the owner consents to the surrender of the consent,
(e)  if development has commenced to be carried out in accordance with the consent—a statement setting out the circumstances that indicate:
(i)  that so much of the development as has been carried out has been carried out in compliance with any condition of the consent, or any agreement with the consent authority relating to the consent, that is relevant to that part of the development, and
(ii)  that the surrender will not have an adverse impact on any third party or the locality.
(4)  A duly signed and delivered notice of surrender of a development consent referred to in subclause (3):
(a)  takes effect when the consent authority notifies the person that:
(i)  it is satisfied that so much of the development as has been carried out has been carried out in compliance with any condition of the consent, or any agreement with the consent authority relating to the consent, that is relevant to that part of the development, and
(ii)  that the surrender will not have an adverse impact on any third party or the locality, and
(b)  operates, according to its terms, to surrender the consent to which it relates.
97A   Fulfilment of BASIX commitments
(1)  This clause applies to the following development:
(a)  BASIX affected development,
(b)  any BASIX optional development in relation to which a person has made a development application that has been accompanied by a BASIX certificate or BASIX certificates (despite there being no obligation under clause 2A of Schedule 1 for it to be so accompanied).
(2)  For the purposes of section 80A (11) of the Act, fulfilment of the commitments listed in each relevant BASIX certificate for development to which this clause applies is a prescribed condition of any development consent for the development.
Division 8A Prescribed conditions of development consent
98   Compliance with Building Code of Australia and insurance requirements under the Home Building Act 1989
(cf clauses 78 and 78A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 80A (11) of the Act, the following conditions are prescribed in relation to a development consent for development that involves any building work:
(a)  that the work must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia,
(b)  in the case of residential building work for which the Home Building Act 1989 requires there to be a contract of insurance in force in accordance with Part 6 of that Act, that such a contract of insurance is in force before any building work authorised to be carried out by the consent commences.
(2)  This clause does not apply:
(a)  to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187 or 188, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6) or 188 (4), or
(b)  to the erection of a temporary building.
(3)  In this clause, a reference to the Building Code of Australia is a reference to that Code as in force on the date the application for the relevant construction certificate is made.
98A   Erection of signs
(1)  For the purposes of section 80A (11) of the Act, the requirements of subclauses (2) and (3) are prescribed as conditions of a development consent for development that involves any building work, subdivision work or demolition work.
(2)  A sign must be erected in a prominent position on any site on which building work, subdivision work or demolition work is being carried out:
(a)  showing the name, address and telephone number of the principal certifying authority for the work, and
(b)  showing the name of the principal contractor (if any) for any building work and a telephone number on which that person may be contacted outside working hours, and
(c)  stating that unauthorised entry to the work site is prohibited.
(3)  Any such sign is to be maintained while the building work, subdivision work or demolition work is being carried out, but must be removed when the work has been completed.
(4)  This clause does not apply in relation to building work, subdivision work or demolition work that is carried out inside an existing building that does not affect the external walls of the building.
(5)  This clause does not apply in relation to Crown building work that is certified, in accordance with section 116G of the Act, to comply with the technical provisions of the State’s building laws.
(6)  This clause applies to a development consent granted before 1 July 2004 only if the building work, subdivision work or demolition work involved had not been commenced by that date.
Note.
 Principal certifying authorities and principal contractors must also ensure that signs required by this clause are erected and maintained (see clause 227A which currently imposes a maximum penalty of $1,100).
98B   Notification of Home Building Act 1989 requirements
(1)  For the purposes of section 80A (11) of the Act, the requirements of this clause are prescribed as conditions of a development consent for development that involves any residential building work within the meaning of the Home Building Act 1989.
(2)  Residential building work within the meaning of the Home Building Act 1989 must not be carried out unless the principal certifying authority for the development to which the work relates (not being the council) has given the council written notice of the following information:
(a)  in the case of work for which a principal contractor is required to be appointed:
(i)  the name and licence number of the principal contractor, and
(ii)  the name of the insurer by which the work is insured under Part 6 of that Act,
(b)  in the case of work to be done by an owner-builder:
(i)  the name of the owner-builder, and
(ii)  if the owner-builder is required to hold an owner-builder permit under that Act, the number of the owner-builder permit.
(3)  If arrangements for doing the residential building work are changed while the work is in progress so that the information notified under subclause (2) becomes out of date, further work must not be carried out unless the principal certifying authority for the development to which the work relates (not being the council) has given the council written notice of the updated information.
(4)  This clause does not apply in relation to Crown building work that is certified, in accordance with section 116G of the Act, to comply with the technical provisions of the State’s building laws.
98C   Conditions applying to use of buildings as places of public entertainment
(1)  For the purposes of section 80A (11) of the Act, the requirements of subclauses (2), (4) and (5) and Schedule 3A are prescribed as conditions of development consent (including a development consent granted and in force before the commencement of this clause) for development involving the use of a building as a place of public entertainment.
(2)  If the building is a temporary structure, Part B1 and NSW Part H102 of Volume One of the Building Code of Australia (as in force on the date on which the relevant development application is made) must be complied with.
Note.
 Under clause 98, the erection of a building that is not a temporary structure, including a building that is proposed to be used as a place of public entertainment, must comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia.
(3)  Subclause (2) does not apply to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6).
(4)  If the building is a temporary structure comprising a tent or marquee, a sign must be displayed in a prominent position in the tent or marquee that specifies the following:
(a)  the maximum number of persons, as specified in the development consent, that are permitted in the tent or marquee,
(b)  the name, address and telephone number of the council of the area in which the tent or marquee is located.
(5)  If the building is not a temporary structure, a sign must be displayed in a prominent position in the building that specifies the following:
(a)  the maximum number of persons, as specified in the development consent, that are permitted in any part of the building used as a place of public entertainment,
(b)  the name, address and telephone number of the council of the area in which the building is located,
(c)  the name and business telephone number of an owner or manager of the part of the building used as a place of public entertainment.
98D   Condition applying to use of land as drive-in theatre
(1)  For the purposes of section 80A (11) of the Act, it is a prescribed condition of development consent for development involving the use of a land as a drive-in theatre that NSW Part H103 of Volume One of the Building Code of Australia (as in force on the date on which the relevant development application is made) must be complied with.
(2)  Subclause (1) does not apply to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6).
98E   Condition relating to shoring and adequacy of adjoining property
(1)  For the purposes of section 80A (11) of the Act, it is a prescribed condition of development consent that if the development involves an excavation that extends below the level of the base of the footings of a building on adjoining land, the person having the benefit of the development consent must, at the person’s own expense:
(a)  protect and support the adjoining premises from possible damage from the excavation, and
(b)  where necessary, underpin the adjoining premises to prevent any such damage.
(2)  The condition referred to in subclause (1) does not apply if the person having the benefit of the development consent owns the adjoining land or the owner of the adjoining land has given consent in writing to that condition not applying.
Division 9
99  (Repealed)
Division 10 Post-determination notifications
100   Notice of determination
(cf clause 68A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 81 (1) of the Act, a notice of the determination of a development application must contain the following information:
(a)  whether the application has been granted or refused,
(b)  if the application has been granted, the terms of any conditions (including conditions prescribed under section 80A (11) of the Act) on which it has been granted,
(c)  if the application has been refused, or granted subject to conditions (other than conditions prescribed under section 80A (11) of the Act), the consent authority’s reasons for the refusal or for the imposition of those conditions,
(c1)  whether the applicant has the right to request a review of the determination under section 82A of the Act,
(c2)  in the case of a consent for a staged development application—whether a subsequent development application is required for any part of the site concerned,
(d)  the date on which the determination was made,
(e)  the date from which any development consent that is granted operates,
(f)  the date on which any development consent that is granted lapses,
(g)  if the development involves a building but does not require a construction certificate for the development to be carried out, the class of the building under the Building Code of Australia,
(h)  whether the Planning Assessment Commission has conducted a review of the application,
(i)  which approval bodies have given general terms of approval in relation to the development, as referred to in section 93 of the Act,
(j)  whether the Act gives a right of appeal against the determination to the applicant,
(k)  whether the Act gives a right of appeal against the determination to an objector.
(2)  The notice of determination must clearly identify the relevant development application by reference to its registered number.
(3)  A notice of determination of a grant of development consent must include a copy of any relevant plans endorsed by the consent authority.
(4)  In the case of a development consent granted subject to a condition that the consent is not to operate until the applicant satisfies the consent authority, or a person specified by the consent authority, as to any matter specified in the condition:
(a)  the date from which the consent operates must not be endorsed on the notice of determination, and
(b)  if the applicant satisfies the consent authority, or person, as to the matter, the consent authority must give notice to the applicant of the date from which the consent operates.
(5)    (Repealed)
(6)  If the determination is one for which concurrence was required under section 79B (3) of the Act, a copy of the notice of determination:
(a)  except as provided by paragraph (b):
(i)  must be given to the Director-General of National Parks and Wildlife, and
(ii)  must be available for public inspection, during ordinary office hours, at the head office of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, or
(b)  if the matter concerns critical habitat of fish or marine vegetation, or threatened species, populations or ecological communities of fish or marine vegetation or their habitats:
(i)  must be given to the Director of NSW Fisheries, and
(ii)  must be available for public inspection, during ordinary office hours, at the head office of NSW Fisheries.
101   Additional particulars with respect to section 94 and 94A conditions
(cf clause 69A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The notice to an applicant concerning a development consent the subject of a section 94 condition must include the following particulars in addition to any other particulars it is required to contain:
(a)  the specific public amenity or service in respect of which the condition is imposed,
(b)  the contributions plan under which the condition is imposed,
(c)  the address of the places where a copy of the contributions plan may be inspected.
(2)  The notice to an applicant concerning a development consent the subject of a section 94A condition must include the following particulars in addition to any other particulars it is required to contain:
(a)  the contributions plan under which the condition is imposed,
(b)  the address of the places where a copy of the contributions plan may be inspected.
102   How soon must a notice of determination be sent?
(cf clause 69 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A notice under section 81 (1) of the Act must be sent to each person to whom it is required by that subsection to be sent within 14 days after the date of the determination of the applicant’s development application.
(2)  For the purposes of section 81 (1) (c) of the Act, any person who made a submission under the Act in relation to a development application (whether or not involving designated development) is required to be notified of the consent authority’s determination of the application.
(3)  Failure to send the notice within the 14-day period does not affect the validity of the notice or the development consent (if any) to which it relates.
103   Notice under section 81A of the Act of appointment of principal certifying authority
(cf clause 70 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A notice given under or for the purposes of section 81A (2) (b1) (i) or (4) (b1) (i) of the Act must contain the following information:
(a)    (Repealed)
(b)  a description of the work to be carried out,
(c)  the address of the land on which the work is to be carried out,
(d)  the registered number and date of issue of the relevant development consent,
(e)  the name and address of the principal certifying authority, and of the person by whom the principal certifying authority was appointed,
(f)  if the principal certifying authority is an accredited certifier:
(i)  his, her or its accreditation number, and
(ii)    (Repealed)
(iii)  a statement signed by the accredited certifier to the effect that he, she or it consents to being appointed as principal certifying authority, and
(iv)  a telephone number on which he, she or it may be contacted for business purposes,
and, if the consent authority so requires, must be in the form approved by that authority.
103A   Notice under section 81A of the Act of critical stage inspections
A notice given under section 81A (2) (b1) (ii) of the Act must contain the following information:
(a)  the name and accreditation number of the principal certifying authority by whom the notice is given,
(b)  a telephone number on which the principal certifying authority can be contacted for business purposes,
(c)  the registered numbers of the development consent and of the construction certificate,
(d)  a description of the work to be carried out,
(e)  the address of the land at which the work is to be carried out,
(f)  a list of the critical stage inspections and other inspections required to be carried out in respect of the work.
104   Notice under section 81A of the Act of intention to commence subdivision work or erection of building
(cf clause 70 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A notice given under or for the purposes of section 81A (2) (c) or (4) (c) of the Act must contain the following information:
(a)  the name and address of the person by whom the notice is being given,
(b)  a description of the work to be carried out, and
(c)  the address of the land on which the work is to be carried out, and
(d)  the registered number and date of issue of the relevant development consent,
(e)  the registered number and date of issue of the relevant construction certificate,
(f)  a statement signed by or on behalf of the principal certifying authority to the effect that all conditions of the consent that are required to be satisfied prior to the work commencing have been satisfied,
(g)  the date on which the work is intended to commence,
and, if the consent authority so requires, must be in the form approved by that authority.
105   Notice under section 91A (6) or section 92 (7) of the Act to approval bodies of determination of development application for integrated development
(cf clause 70A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A notice under section 91A (6) or section 92 (7) of the Act to an approval body must be sent to the approval body within 14 days after the date of the determination of the relevant development application.
(2)  Failure to send the notice within the 14-day period does not affect the validity of the notice or the development consent (if any) to which it relates.
Division 11 Time within which development application procedures to be completed
106   Definitions
In this Division, assessment period means:
(a)  the period of 21 or 40 days, as the case may be, prescribed by clause 62 (1) as the period within which a concurrence authority must notify its decision as to a development application relating to development that requires its concurrence, but only if that period has commenced to run, or
(b)  the period of 21 or 40 days, as the case may be, prescribed by clause 70 (1) as the period within which an approval body must notify its decision as to a development application relating to integrated development, but only if that period has commenced to run,
(c)  the period of 25 days referred to in clauses 109 (2), 110 (2) and 111 (2),
(d)  the period of 40 or 60 days, as the case may be, prescribed by clause 113 (1) as the period beyond which a development application is taken to have been refused.
107   First 2 days after development application is lodged
Neither the day on which a development application is lodged with the consent authority nor the following day are to be taken into consideration in calculating the number of days in any of the assessment periods.
108   Days prior to referral of application to other bodies to be disregarded
(1)  This clause applies to a development application:
(a)  that is required to be referred to a concurrence authority, other than a concurrence authority to which, under clause 59 (2), the application is required to be to be forwarded within 2 days after it is lodged or
(b)  that is required to be referred to an approval body, other than an approval body to which, under clause 66 (2), the application is required to be to be forwarded within 2 days after it is lodged.
(2)  Any day that occurs between the date on which a development application is lodged with a consent authority and:
(a)  the date on which the consent authority forwards it to a concurrence authority or approval body, or
(b)  the date occurring at the end of the period of 14 days after the application was lodged with the consent authority,
whichever is the earlier, is not to be taken into consideration in calculating the number of days in any of the assessment periods.
109   Days occurring while consent authority’s request for additional information remains unanswered
(1)  Any day that occurs between the date of a consent authority’s request for additional information under clause 54 and:
(a)  the date on which the information is provided to the consent authority, or
(b)  the date on which the applicant notifies, or is taken to have notified, the consent authority in writing that the information will not be provided,
whichever is the earlier, is not to be taken into consideration in calculating the number of days in any of the assessment periods.
(2)  Subclause (1) applies only if the relevant request is made within 25 days after the date on which the development application was lodged with the consent authority.
Note.
 The 25-day period may be extended by operation of clauses 107 and 108.
110   Days occurring while concurrence authority’s or approval body’s request for additional information remains unanswered
(1)  Any day that occurs between the date on which a consent authority receives a concurrence authority’s or approval body’s request for additional information under clause 60 or 67 and:
(a)  the date occurring 2 days after the date on which the consent authority refers to the concurrence authority or approval body the additional information provided by the applicant, or
(b)  the date occurring 2 days after the date on which the consent authority notifies the concurrence authority or approval body that the applicant has notified the consent authority that the additional information will not be provided,
whichever is the earlier, is not to be taken into consideration in calculating the number of days in any of the assessment periods.
(2)  Subclause (1) applies only if the relevant request is made within 25 days after the date on which the development application is received by the concurrence authority or approval body concerned.
Note.
 The 25-day period may be extended by operation of clauses 107 and 108.
111   Days occurring during consultation under National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
(1)  If:
(a)  development is integrated development because, or partly because, it requires consent under section 90 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, and
(b)  the Director-General of National Parks and Wildlife is of the opinion that consultation with an Aboriginal person or persons, an Aboriginal Land Council or another Aboriginal organisation concerning a relic or Aboriginal place is required before the Director-General can make a decision concerning the general terms of approval in relation to such a consent (including whether or not the Director-General will grant consent),
any day that occurs during the consultation (being a period that does not extend more than 46 days from the date on which the development application was lodged with the consent authority) is not to be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculating the number of days in any of the assessment periods.
(2)  Subclause (1) applies only if the consultation commences within 25 days after the date on which the development application is forwarded to the Director-General of National Parks and Wildlife.
Note.
 The 25-day period may be extended by operation of clauses 107 and 108.
112   Consent authority to notify applicant that time has ceased to run
(1)  On the occurrence of each of the following events, namely:
(a)  a request by a consent authority for additional information under clause 54,
(b)  the receipt by a consent authority of a concurrence authority’s or approval body’s request for additional information under clause 60 or 67,
(c)  the receipt by a consent authority of a notice from the Director-General of National Parks and Wildlife under clause 68,
the consent authority must notify the applicant of the effect that this Division has on the various assessment periods to which this Division relates as a consequence of those events having occurred.
(2)  If several events require notification under this clause, a single notification referring to each of those events is sufficient.
Note.
 The object of this clause is to ensure that the applicant is kept informed as to when the various deadlines imposed by this Regulation occur in relation to the processing of his or her development application and, in particular, as to when any right of appeal may arise as a consequence of a deemed refusal of the application.
113   When is an application taken to be refused?
(cf clause 70B of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 82 (1) of the Act, a development application is taken to be refused if a consent authority has not determined the application within:
(a)  40 days, except in the case of development referred to in paragraph (b), or
(b)  60 days, in the case of:
(i)  designated development, or
(ii)  integrated development (other than integrated development that, pursuant to State Environmental Planning Policy No 62—Sustainable Aquaculture, is Class 1 aquaculture development), or
(iii)  development for which the concurrence of a concurrence authority is required.
(2)  The 40-day and 60-day periods are measured from:
(a)  the date the development application is lodged with the consent authority, or
(b)  the date the Commission complies with clause 268V (3), if a review has been conducted by the Planning Assessment Commission into development that is not designated development, or part of any such development.
(3)  In the case of designated development or other advertised development for which the relevant submission period exceeds 30 days, the 60-day period is to be increased by that part of the submission period that exceeds 30 days, despite subclause (1).
(4)  If the relevant submission period for a development application for designated development is more than 30 days, the consent authority is to notify the applicant of the period and the effect of the extension of the period on the operation of this Division for the purposes of section 82 of the Act.
Note.
 Clause 107 provides that certain periods of time are to be ignored when calculating a 40-day or 60-day period under this clause. Deemed refusal provisions do not apply to development under section 80 (7) of the Act (where a public inquiry is held into designated development) or to any State significant development for which a public inquiry is held.
113A   Public participation: application under section 82A of the Act for review of council’s determination
(1)  This clause applies to an application under section 82A of the Act for review by a council of its determination of a development application.
(2)  An application to which this clause applies must be notified or advertised for a period not exceeding 14 days, but otherwise in the same manner as the original development application was notified or advertised.
(3)  However, if the application is made to a council that has provided in a development control plan for the notification or advertising of such an application, the application is to be notified or advertised in accordance with the development control plan.
(4)  The council must cause copies of the application to be given to each concurrence authority for the development to which the application relates.
(5)  The notice or advertisement referred to in subclause (2) must contain the following information:
(a)  a brief description of the original development application and the land to which it relates,
(b)  a statement that submissions concerning the application for review may be made to the council within the period referred to in section 82A (4) (b) of the Act.
(6)  For the purposes of section 82A (4) (b) of the Act, the period within which submissions may be made in relation to such an application is the period specified:
(a)  in subclause (2), except as provided by paragraph (b), or
(b)  if the council has made a development control plan specifying such a period, in the development control plan.
(7)  During the period referred to in subclause (2) or, if a development control plan provides for a period for notification or advertising of an application, during that period, any person may inspect the application and any accompanying information and make extracts from or copies of them.
Division 12 Development consents—extension, completion and modification
114   What is the form for an application for extension of a development consent?
(cf clause 71 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
An application under section 95A of the Act for the extension of time to commence development:
(a)  must be in writing, and
(b)  must identify the development consent to which it relates, and
(c)  must indicate why the consent authority should extend the time.
114A   (Repealed)
115   What are the requirements for an application for modification of a development consent?
(cf clause 71A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  An application for modification of a development consent under section 96 (1), (1A) or (2) or 96AA (1) of the Act must contain the following information:
(a)  the name and address of the applicant,
(b)  a description of the development to be carried out under the consent (as previously modified),
(c)  the address, and formal particulars of title, of the land on which the development is to be carried out,
(d)  a description of the proposed modification to the development consent,
(e)  a statement that indicates either:
(i)  that the modification is merely intended to correct a minor error, misdescription or miscalculation, or
(ii)  that the modification is intended to have some other effect, as specified in the statement,
(f)  a description of the expected impacts of the modification,
(g)  an undertaking to the effect that the development (as to be modified) will remain substantially the same as the development that was originally approved,
(h)  if the applicant is not the owner of the land, a statement signed by the owner of the land to the effect that the owner consents to the making of the application (except where the application for the consent the subject of the modification was made, or could have been made, without the consent of the owner),
(i)  a statement as to whether the application is being made to the Court (under section 96) or to the consent authority (under section 96AA),
and, if the consent authority so requires, must be in the form approved by that authority.
(1A)  In addition, an application for the modification of a development consent under section 96 (2) or 96AA (1) of the Act, if it relates to residential flat development for which the development application was required to be accompanied by a design verification from a qualified designer under clause 50 (1A), must be accompanied by a design verification from a qualified designer, being a statement in which the qualified designer verifies that:
(a)  he or she designed, or directed the design, of the modification of the residential flat development, and
(b)  the residential flat development, as modified, achieves the design quality principles set out in Part 2 of State Environmental Planning Policy No 65—Design Quality of Residential Flat Development, and
(c)  the modifications do not diminish or detract from the design quality, or compromise the design intent, of the development for which the development consent was granted.
(1AA)  If an application referred to in subclause (1A) is also accompanied by a BASIX certificate with respect to any building, the design quality principles referred to in that subclause need not be verified to the extent to which they aim:
(a)  to reduce consumption of mains-supplied potable water, or reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, in the use of the building or in the use of the land on which the building is situated, or
(b)  to improve the thermal performance of the building.
(1B)  The consent authority may refer the proposed modification to the relevant design review panel.
(1C)  An application for the modification of a development consent under section 96 (1A) or (2) of the Act, if it relates to development for which the development application was required to be accompanied by a BASIX certificate or BASIX certificates, or if it relates to BASIX optional development in relation to which a person has made a development application that has been accompanied by a BASIX certificate or BASIX certificates (despite there being no obligation under clause 2A of Schedule 1 for it to be so accompanied), must also be accompanied by the appropriate BASIX certificate or BASIX certificates.
(1D)  The appropriate BASIX certificate for the purposes of subclause (1C) is:
(a)  if the current BASIX certificate remains consistent with the proposed development, the current BASIX certificate, and
(b)  if the current BASIX certificate is no longer consistent with the proposed development, a new BASIX certificate to replace the current BASIX certificate.
(2)  The application must be accompanied by the fee prescribed by clause 258.
(3)  A development consent may not be modified by the Land and Environment Court under section 96 of the Act if an application for modification of the consent has been made to the consent authority under section 96AA of the Act and has not been withdrawn.
116   Applications for modification of development consents granted by the Land and Environment Court or the Minister
(cf clause 72 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The object of this clause is to vary the requirements of the Act in relation to the modification of development consents granted by the Land and Environment Court or by the Minister.
(2)    (Repealed)
(3)  A copy of an application for the modification of such a development consent is not to be lodged with the Court, but with the consent authority that dealt with the original development application from which that consent arose.
(4)  A copy of the application for modification of a development consent granted by the Minister under section 80 (7) of the Act is to be lodged with the council.
117   Public participation—applications for modification of development consents involving minimal environmental impact
(1)  This clause applies to an application under section 96 (1A) of the Act or under section 96AA of the Act in respect of a modification which, in the opinion of the consent authority, is of minimal environmental impact.
(2)  If an application to which this clause applies is required by a development control plan to be notified or advertised and the development consent was granted by the Court on appeal, the application must be so notified or advertised by the consent authority to which the original development application was made.
(3)  A consent authority referred to in subclause (2) must, in the case of an application under section 96AA of the Act, notify the Court of:
(a)  the manner in which the application was notified or advertised, and
(b)  any submission period required by the development control plan, and
(c)  the date (or dates) on which the application was notified or advertised.
(4)  If a development control plan provides for a period for notification or advertising of an application, any person during that period may inspect the application and any accompanying information and make extracts from or copies of them.
118   Public participation—application under sections 96 (2) and 96AA for modification of certain development consents
(cf clause 72A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This clause applies to an application under section 96 (2) or 96AA (1) of the Act to modify a development consent if the original development application for the consent was an application to carry out any of the following:
(a)  designated development,
(b)  State significant advertised development,
(c)  any other advertised development where the application was made to a consent authority other than a council.
(2)  Notice of the application must be published in a local newspaper by the relevant consent authority, that is:
(a)  by the consent authority that granted the development consent, or
(b)  by the consent authority to which the original development application was made, if development consent was granted by the Court on appeal.
(3)  The relevant consent authority must also cause notice of the application to be given to each person who made a submission in relation to the original development application.
(4)  A consent authority referred to in subclause (2) (b) must, in the case of an application under section 96AA of the Act, notify the Court of the date on which notice of the application is published under subclause (2).
(5)  The notice published under subclause (2) must contain the following information:
(a)  a brief description of the development consent, the land to which it relates and the details of the modification sought,
(b)  a statement that written submissions concerning the proposed modification may be made to the consent authority that publishes the notice within the period specified in accordance with paragraph (c),
(c)  the period during which the application may be inspected at the principal office of the consent authority that publishes the notice,
(d)  a statement that, if the application is approved, there is no right of appeal to the Court by an objector.
(6)  For the purposes of sections 96 (2) (d) and 96AA (1) (d) of the Act, the period referred to in subclause (5) (c) must be a period of at least 14 days commencing on the day after which notice of the application for modification is first published in a local newspaper.
(7)  During the period referred to in subclause (5) (c), any person may inspect the application and any accompanying information and make extracts from or copies of them.
119   Public participation—application under sections 96 (2) and 96AA for modification of other development consents
(1)  This clause applies to an application under section 96 (2) of the Act to which clause 118 does not apply or under section 96AA (1) of the Act to which clauses 117 and 118 do not apply.
(2)  An application to which this clause applies must be notified or advertised for a period not exceeding 14 days but otherwise in the same manner as the original development application was notified or advertised.
(3)  However, if the application is made to a council that has provided in a development control plan for the notification or advertising of such an application (or has provided that such an application is not required to be notified or advertised), the application is to be notified or advertised in accordance with the development control plan.
(4)  If an application to which this clause applies is required by this clause or a development control plan to be notified or advertised and the development consent was granted by the Court on appeal, the application must be so notified or advertised by the council to which the original development application was made.
(5)  A council referred to in subclause (4) must, in the case of an application under section 96AA of the Act, notify the Court of:
(a)  the manner in which the application was notified or advertised, and
(b)  any submission period required by the development control plan, and
(c)  the date (or dates) on which the application was notified or advertised.
(6)  During the period referred to in subclause (2) or, if a development control plan provides for a period for notification or advertising of an application, during that period, any person may inspect the application and any accompanying information and make extracts from or copies of them.
120   Notification of concurrence authorities and approval bodies
As soon as practicable after receiving an application for the modification of a development consent, a consent authority must cause a copy of the application to be given to each concurrence authority and approval body for the development to which the application relates.
121   Applications for modifications of development consents to be kept available for public inspection
(cf clause 73 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  An application for the modification of a development consent must be made available for inspection by the consent authority that published the notice of the application.
(2)  The application:
(a)  must be available at the consent authority’s principal office, free of charge, during the consent authority’s ordinary office hours, and
(b)  must be available for the period specified in the notice referred to in subclause (1).
122   Notice of determination of application to modify development consent
(cf clause 73A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  Notice in writing of the determination of an application for the modification of a development consent must be given to the applicant as soon as practicable after the determination is made.
(1A)  A notice of determination of an application granted for the modification of a development consent must include a copy of any relevant plans endorsed by the consent authority.
(2)  If the determination is made subject to conditions or by refusing the application, the notice:
(a)  must indicate the consent authority’s reasons for the imposition of the conditions or the refusal, and
(b)  must state that the Act gives a right of appeal against the determination, unless the development consent was granted by the Court.
123   Persons to be informed of proposed revocation or modification of consent under section 96A (3) of the Act
(cf clause 73B of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 96A (3) (a) (ii) of the Act, the Director-General of the Department of Fair Trading is a prescribed person if the proposed revocation or modification affects:
(a)  the transfer, alteration, repair or extension of water service pipes, or
(b)  the carrying out of sanitary plumbing work, sanitary drainage work or stormwater drainage work.
(2)  The notification of the proposed revocation or modification of a consent or a complying development certificate must include the reasons for the proposed revocation or modification.
123A   Effect of amendments made by Land and Environment Court Amendment Act 2002
(1)  The Act, as in force immediately before the commencement of the Land and Environment Court Amendment Act 2002, continues to apply to and in respect of:
(a)  a review of a determination requested under section 82A of the Act, but not completed, before that commencement, and
(b)  an appeal made under section 97 of the Act, but not finally determined, before that commencement.
(2)  The Act, as in force immediately before the commencement of the Land and Environment Court Amendment Act 2002, continues to apply to and in respect of the modification of a development consent the application for which was made, but not finally determined, before that commencement.
Division 13 Validity of development consents
124   What are the public notification procedures for the purposes of section 101 of the Act?
(cf clause 74 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The granting of a development consent is publicly notified for the purposes of section 101 of the Act if:
(a)  public notice in a local newspaper is given:
(i)  by the consent authority, or
(ii)  if the consent authority is not the council, by the consent authority or the council, and
(b)  the notice describes the land and the development the subject of the development consent, and
(c)  the notice contains a statement that the development consent is available for public inspection, free of charge, during ordinary office hours:
(i)  at the consent authority’s principal office, or
(ii)  if the consent authority is not the council, at the consent authority’s office or the council’s principal office.
(2)  Nothing in this clause confers a right or entitlement to inspect, make copies of or take extracts from so much of a document that, because of section 12 (1A) of the Local Government Act 1993, a person does not have the right to inspect.
Part 7 Procedures relating to complying development certificates
Division 1 Applications for complying development certificates
125   Application of Part
(cf clause 75 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
This Part applies to complying development.
126   How must an application for a complying development certificate be made?
(cf clause 75A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  An application for a complying development certificate:
(a)  must contain the information, and be accompanied by the documents, specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1, and
(b)  if the certifying authority so requires, must be in the form approved by that authority, and
(c)  must be delivered by hand, sent by post or transmitted electronically to the principal office of the council or the accredited certifier, but may not be sent by facsimile transmission.
(2)  Immediately after it receives an application for a complying development certificate, the council or accredited certifier must endorse the application with the date of its receipt.
(3)  In determining whether an alteration, enlargement or extension of a BASIX affected building is BASIX affected development, the certifying authority must make its determination by reference to a genuine estimate of the construction costs of the work, including any part of the work that is BASIX excluded development. The estimate must, unless the certifying authority is satisfied that the estimated cost indicated in the application for a complying development certificate is neither genuine nor accurate, be the estimate so indicated.
127   Council or accredited certifier may require additional information
(cf clause 76 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A council or accredited certifier may require the applicant for a complying development certificate to give the council or accredited certifier any additional information concerning the proposed development that is essential to the council’s or accredited certifier’s proper consideration of the application.
(2)  Nothing in this clause affects the council’s or accredited certifier’s duty to determine an application for a complying development certificate.
128   Council or accredited certifier to supply application form for complying development certificates
(cf clause 76A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
If the council or accredited certifier requires an application for a complying development certificate to be in a particular form, it must provide any person intending to make such an application with blank copies of that form.
129   Copyright in documents forming part of or accompanying applications for complying development certificates—applicant’s indemnification
(cf clause 76B of EP&A Regulation 1994)
Upon an application being made under section 85A (1) of the Act for a complying development certificate, the applicant (not being entitled to copyright) is taken to have indemnified all persons using the application and any accompanying documents in accordance with the Act against any claim or action in respect of breach of copyright.
129A   Amendments with respect to BASIX commitments
(1)  This clause applies to an application for a complying development certificate that has been accompanied by a BASIX certificate or certificates pursuant to clause 4A of Schedule 1 or to an application for a complying development certificate for BASIX optional development that has been accompanied by a BASIX certificate or BASIX certificates (despite there being no obligation under clause 4A of Schedule 1 for it to be so accompanied).
(2)  An application for a complying development certificate may be amended or varied by the lodging of:
(a)  a new BASIX certificate to replace a BASIX certificate that accompanied the application, or to replace any subsequent BASIX certificate lodged under this clause, and
(b)  if any new accompanying document is required or any existing accompanying document requires amendment, a new or amended accompanying document.
(3)  If an amendment or variation of an application for a complying development certificate, or of any accompanying document, results in the proposed development differing in any material respect from the description contained in a current BASIX certificate for the development, the application to amend or vary the application for the complying development certificate must have annexed to it a replacement BASIX certificate whose description takes account of the amendment or variation.
(4)  In this clause, a reference to the accompanying document is a reference to any document required to accompany an application for a complying development certificate pursuant to clause 4 of Schedule 1.
129B   Restriction on issue of complying development certificate
A certifying authority must not issue a complying development certificate for development unless a council or an accredited certifier has carried out an inspection of the site of the development.
129C   Record of site inspections
(1)  A council or accredited certifier must make a record of each inspection carried out by the council or accredited certifier for the purposes of clause 129B.
(2)  Any council or accredited certifier who is required to make such a record but is not the certifying authority in relation to the issue of the complying development certificate concerned must, within 2 days after the carrying out of the inspection, provide a copy of the record to the certifying authority.
(3)  The record must include the following:
(a)  the date of the application for the complying development certificate,
(b)  the address of the property at which the inspection was carried out,
(c)  the type of inspection,
(d)  the date on which the inspection was carried out,
(e)  if the inspection was carried out by a council, the name of the council and the identity and signature of the individual who carried out the inspection on behalf of the council,
(f)  if the inspection was carried out by an accredited certifier, the identity of the accredited certifier, including, in a case where the accredited certifier is an accredited body corporate, the identity of the individual who carried out the inspection on behalf of the body corporate,
(g)  if the inspection was carried out by an accredited certifier, the accreditation number of the accredited certifier, including, in a case where the accredited certifier is an accredited body corporate, the accreditation number of the individual who carried out the inspection on behalf of the body corporate,
(h)  details of the current fire safety measures in the existing buildings on the site that will be affected by the proposed development concerned,
(i)  details as to whether or not the plans and specifications accompanying the application for the complying development certificate adequately and accurately depict the existing site conditions,
(j)  details of any features of the site, or of any building on the site, that would result in the proposed development the subject of the application for the complying development certificate:
(i)  not being complying development, or
(ii)  not complying with the Building Code of Australia.
Division 2 Determination of applications and commencement of complying development
130AA   Time limit for determining application for complying development certificate
For the purposes of section 85A (8) of the Act, the period prescribed by the regulations is 10 days.
130   Procedure for determining application for complying development certificate and notification requirements
(cf clause 77 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A certifying authority must not issue a complying development certificate for building work unless the proposed building (not being a temporary building) will comply with the relevant requirements of the Building Code of Australia (as in force at the time the application for the certificate was made).
(2)  In the case of complying development that is required to comply with the deemed-to-satisfy provisions of Volume One, or Section 3 of Volume Two, of the Building Code of Australia, a complying development certificate cannot authorise compliance with an alternative solution to the performance requirements corresponding to those deemed-to-satisfy provisions.
(2A)  A certifying authority must not issue a complying development certificate for building work that involves an alternative solution under the Building Code of Australia in respect of a fire safety requirement unless the certifying authority has obtained or been provided with either or both of the following issued by a fire safety engineer:
(a)  a compliance certificate referred to in section 109C (1) (a) (v) of the Act that certifies that the alternative solution complies with the relevant performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia,
(b)  a written report that includes a statement that the alternative solution complies with the relevant performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia.
(2B)  Until 28 February 2010, subclause (2A) applies only to building work in respect of:
(a)  a class 9a building, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, that is proposed to have a total floor area of 2,000 square metres or more, and
(b)  any building (other than a class 9a building) that is proposed to have:
(i)  a fire compartment, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, with a total floor area of more than 2,000 square metres, or
(ii)  a total floor area of more than 6,000 square metres,
that involves an alternative solution under the Building Code of Australia in respect of the requirements set out in EP1.4, EP2.1, EP2.2, DP4 and DP5 in Volume 1 of that Code.
(2C)  From 1 March 2010, subclause (2A) applies to all building work that involves an alternative solution under the Building Code of Australia in respect of a fire safety requirement.
(2D)  A fire safety engineer may issue a written report under subclause (2A) (b) in respect of an alternative solution prepared by the engineer.
(3)  Evidence of the issue of a complying development certificate must be endorsed by the council or the accredited certifier on any plans, specifications and any other documents that were lodged with the application for the certificate or submitted to the accredited certifier in accordance with clause 126.
(4)  For the purposes of section 85A (11) (b) of the Act, the accredited certifier must cause notice of his or her determination of an application for a complying development certificate to be given to the council by forwarding to it, within 2 days after the date of the determination, copies of:
(a)  the determination, together with the application to which it relates, and
(b)  any endorsed plans, specifications or other documents that were lodged with the application or submitted to the accredited certifier in accordance with clause 127, and
(c)  any complying development certificate issued as a result of the determination, together with any associated fire safety schedule or fire link conversion schedule, and
(d)  the record of any inspection made for the purposes of clause 129B in relation to the issue of the complying development certificate unless the inspection was carried out by the council.
(5)  For the purposes of section 85A (11) (c) of the Act, the council or accredited certifier must cause written notice of the determination to issue a complying development certificate to be given to the owner or occupier of any land within 40 metres of any boundary of the land to which the certificate relates.
(6)  A notice under subclause (5) is to be in the form approved by the Director-General and is to be given within 2 days after the date of the determination.
131   Development standards for change of building use or use of existing building as place of public entertainment
(1)  This clause applies to development for which a complying development certificate is sought involving a change of building use of an existing building or the use of an existing building as a place of public entertainment.
(2)  The development standards applicable to such development include the following requirements:
(a)  that, on completion of any building work, the fire protection, structural capacity, sanitary facilities and ventilation of the building will be appropriate to the proposed use,
(b)  that, whether or not any building work is carried out, the building will comply with such of the Category 1 fire safety provisions as are applicable to the proposed use,
assuming that any building work is carried out in accordance with the plans and specifications to which the complying development certificate relates and any conditions to which the complying development certificate is subject.
132   Development standards for building work involving the alteration, enlargement or extension of an existing building
(1)  This clause applies to development for which a complying development certificate is sought involving the alteration, enlargement or extension of an existing building otherwise than in connection with:
(a)  a change of building use of an existing building, or
(b)  the use of an existing building as a place of public entertainment.
(2)  The development standards applicable to such development include the requirement that, on completion of the building work, the fire protection and structural capacity of the building will not be reduced.
(3)  That requirement assumes that the building work is carried out in accordance with the plans and specifications to which the complying development certificate relates and any conditions to which the complying development certificate is subject.
133   Development standards for erection of temporary structure
(1)  This clause applies to development for which a complying development certificate is sought involving the erection of a temporary structure.
(2)  The development standards applicable to such development include the following requirements:
(a)  the fire protection and structural capacity of the structure will, when the structure is erected, be appropriate to the proposed use of the structure,
(b)  the ground or other surface on which the structure is to be erected will be sufficiently firm and level to sustain the structure while in use.
134   Form of complying development certificate
(1)  A complying development certificate must contain the following:
(a)  the identity of the certifying authority that issued it, including, in a case where the certifying authority is an accredited body corporate, the identity of the individual who issued the certificate on behalf of the body corporate,
(b)  if the certifying authority is an accredited certifier, the accreditation number of the certifying authority, including, in a case where the certifying authority is an accredited body corporate, the accreditation number of the individual who issued the certificate on behalf of the body corporate,
(b1)  if the certifying authority is an accredited certifier who is an individual, the signature of the accredited certifier,
(b2)  if an individual issued the certificate on behalf of the certifying authority, the signature of the individual who issued the certificate,
(c)  the date of the certificate,
(d)  the date on which the certificate lapses,
(e)  a statement to the effect that the development is complying development and (if carried out as specified in the certificate) will comply with all development standards applicable to the development and with such other requirements prescribed by this regulation concerning the issue of the certificate,
(f)  if the development involves the erection of a building, the class of the building under the Building Code of Australia,
(g)  any conditions imposed on the development under this Regulation.
(1A)  A complying development certificate for development that is complying development under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 must also specify:
(a)  the land use zone within which the land is situated, and
(b)  if the land is not zoned under an environmental planning instrument made as provided by section 33A (2) of the Act, the equivalent named land use zone applicable to the land for the purposes of that Policy.
(2)  A complying development certificate for the erection of a building must be accompanied by a fire safety schedule for the building.
(2A)  A complying development certificate for any development must include a copy of any relevant plans endorsed by the consent authority.
(3)  Subclause (2) does not apply to:
(a)  a class 1a or class 10 building within the meaning of clause 167, or
(b)  a complying development certificate that relates only to fire link conversion, or
(c)  the erection of a temporary structure.
Note.
 The documents that must be issued with and accompany a complying development certificate that relates only to fire link conversion are set out in clause 168A.
135   Notice under section 86 of the Act of appointment of principal certifying authority
(cf clause 77A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A notice given under or for the purposes of section 86 (1) (a1) (i) or (2) (a1) of the Act must contain the following information:
(a)    (Repealed)
(b)  a description of the work to be carried out,
(c)  the address of the land on which the work is to be carried out,
(d)  the registered number and date of issue of the relevant complying development certificate,
(e)  the name and address of the principal certifying authority, and of the person by whom the principal certifying authority was appointed,
(f)  if the principal certifying authority is an accredited certifier:
(i)  his or her accreditation number, and
(ii)    (Repealed)
(iii)  a statement signed by the accredited certifier to the effect that he or she consents to being appointed as principal certifying authority, and
(iv)  a telephone number on which he or she may be contacted for business purposes,
and, if the consent authority so requires, must be in the form approved by that authority.
135A   Notice under section 86 of the Act of critical stage inspections
A notice given under section 86 (1) (a1) (ii) of the Act must contain the following information:
(a)  the name and address of the principal certifying authority by whom the notice is given,
(b)  a telephone number on which the principal certifying authority can be contacted for business purposes,
(c)  the registered number of the complying development certificate,
(d)  a description of the work to be carried out,
(e)  the address of the land at which the work is to be carried out,
(f)  a list of the critical stage inspections and other inspections required to be carried out in respect of the work.
136   Notice under section 86 of the Act of intention to commence subdivision work or erection of building
(cf clause 77A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A notice given under or for the purposes of section 86 (1) (b) or (2) (b) of the Act must contain the following information:
(a)  the name and address of the person by whom the notice is being given,
(b)  a description of the work to be carried out,
(c)  the address of the land on which the work is to be carried out,
(d)  the registered number and date of issue of the relevant complying development certificate,
(e)  the date on which the work is intended to commence,
and, if the consent authority so requires, must be in the form approved by that authority.
Division 2A Conditions of complying development certificate
136A   Compliance with Building Code of Australia and insurance requirements under the Home Building Act 1989
(cf clauses 78 and 78A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A complying development certificate for development that involves any building work must be issued subject to the following conditions:
(a)  that the work must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia,
(b)  in the case of residential building work for which the Home Building Act 1989 requires there to be a contract of insurance in force in accordance with Part 6 of that Act, that such a contract of insurance must be entered into and be in force before any building work authorised to be carried out by the certificate commences.
(2)  This clause does not limit any other conditions to which a complying development certificate may be subject, as referred to in section 85A (6) (a) of the Act.
(3)  This clause does not apply:
(a)  to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187 or 188, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6) or 188 (4), or
(b)  to the erection of a temporary building.
(4)  In this clause, a reference to the Building Code of Australia is a reference to that Code as in force on the date the application for the relevant complying development certificate is made.
136B   Erection of signs
(1)  A complying development certificate for development that involves any building work, subdivision work or demolition work must be issued subject to a condition that the requirements of subclauses (2) and (3) are complied with.
(2)  A sign must be erected in a prominent position on any site on which building work, subdivision work or demolition work is being carried out:
(a)  showing the name, address and telephone number of the principal certifying authority for the work, and
(b)  showing the name of the principal contractor (if any) for any building work and a telephone number on which that person may be contacted outside working hours, and
(c)  stating that unauthorised entry to the site is prohibited.
(3)  Any such sign is to be maintained while the building work, subdivision work or demolition work is being carried out, but must be removed when the work has been completed.
(4)  This clause does not apply in relation to building work, subdivision work or demolition work that is carried out inside an existing building, that does not affect the external walls of the building.
(5)  This clause does not apply in relation to Crown building work that is certified, in accordance with section 116G of the Act, to comply with the technical provisions of the State’s building laws.
(6)  This clause applies to a complying development certificate issued before 1 July 2004 only if the building work, subdivision work or demolition work involved had not been commenced by that date.
Note.
 Principal certifying authorities and principal contractors must also ensure that signs required by this clause are erected and maintained (see clause 227A which currently imposes a maximum penalty of $1,100).
136C   Notification of Home Building Act 1989 requirements
(1)  A complying development certificate for development that involves any residential building work within the meaning of the Home Building Act 1989 must be issued subject to a condition that the work is carried out in accordance with the requirements of this clause.
(2)  Residential building work within the meaning of the Home Building Act 1989 must not be carried out unless the principal certifying authority for the development to which the work relates (not being the council) has given the council written notice of the following information:
(a)  in the case of work for which a principal contractor is required to be appointed:
(i)  the name and licence number of the principal contractor, and
(ii)  the name of the insurer by which the work is insured under Part 6 of that Act,
(b)  in the case of work to be done by an owner-builder:
(i)  the name of the owner-builder, and
(ii)  if the owner-builder is required to hold an owner-builder permit under that Act, the number of the owner-builder permit.
(3)  If arrangements for doing the residential building work are changed while the work is in progress so that the information notified under subclause (2) becomes out of date, further work must not be carried out unless the principal certifying authority for the development to which the work relates (not being the council) has given the council written notice of the updated information.
(4)  This clause does not apply in relation to Crown building work that is certified, in accordance with section 116G of the Act, to comply with the technical provisions of the State’s building laws.
136D   Fulfilment of BASIX commitments
(1)  This clause applies to the following development:
(a)  BASIX affected development,
(b)  any BASIX optional development in relation to which a person has made an application for a complying development certificate that has been accompanied by a BASIX certificate or BASIX certificates (despite there being no obligation under clause 4A of Schedule 1 for it to be so accompanied).
(2)  A complying development certificate for development to which this clause applies must be issued subject to a condition that the commitments listed in each relevant BASIX certificate for the development must be fulfilled.
136E   Conditions applying to use of building as place of public entertainment
(1)  A complying development certificate for development involving the use of a building as a place of public entertainment must be issued subject to conditions requiring the applicable requirements of subclause (2) and Schedule 3A to be complied with.
(2)  If the building is a temporary structure, Part B1 and NSW Part H102 of Volume One of the Building Code of Australia (as in force on the date the application for the relevant complying development certificate is made) must be complied with.
Note.
 Under clause 136A, the erection of a building (other than a temporary structure), including the erection of a building proposed to be used as a place of public entertainment, must comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia.
(3)  Subclause (2) does not apply to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6).
136F   Duration of consent to use certain licensed premises as place of public entertainment
(1)  A complying development certificate for development involving the use of prescribed licensed premises as a place of public entertainment must be issued subject to the condition that the use may be carried out under the certificate only within the period of 5 years commencing on the date on which the certificate becomes effective and operative under section 86A of the Act or such lesser period commencing on that date as is determined by the certifying authority concerned.
(2)  In this clause:
prescribed licensed premises means premises to which any of the following relate:
(a)  a hotelier’s licence, nightclub licence or restaurant licence under the Liquor Act 1982,
(b)  a certificate of registration under the Registered Clubs Act 1976.
136G   Drive-in theatres
(1)  A complying development certificate for development involving the use of land as a drive-in theatre must be issued subject to the condition that NSW Part H103 of Volume One of the Building Code of Australia (as in force on the date the application for the relevant complying development certificate is made) must be complied with.
(2)  Subclause (1) does not apply to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6).
136H   Condition relating to shoring and adequacy of adjoining property
(1)  A complying development certificate for development must be issued subject to a condition that if the development involves an excavation that extends below the level of the base of the footings of a building on adjoining land, the person having the benefit of the certificate must at the person’s own expense:
(a)  protect and support the adjoining premises from possible damage from the excavation, and
(b)  where necessary, underpin the adjoining premises to prevent any such damage.
(2)  The condition referred to in subclause (1) does not apply if the person having the benefit of the complying development certificate owns the adjoining land or the owner of the adjoining land has given consent in writing to that condition not applying.
Division 3 Validity of complying development certificates
137   What are the public notification procedures for the purposes of section 101 of the Act?
(cf clause 77B of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The determination of an application for a complying development certificate is publicly notified for the purposes of section 101 of the Act:
(a)  if public notice in a local newspaper is given by the council or an accredited certifier, and
(b)  if the notice describes the land and the development the subject of the complying development certificate, and
(c)  if the notice contains a statement that the determination of the application for a complying development certificate is available for public inspection, free of charge, during ordinary office hours at the council’s offices.
(2)  If the public notification is given by an accredited certifier, the accredited certifier must send a copy of the page of the newspaper in which notice of the complying certificate was published to the council within 7 days after the notice is published.
(3)  Nothing in this clause confers a right or entitlement to inspect, make copies of or take extracts from so much of a document that, because of section 12 (1A) of the Local Government Act 1993, a person does not have the right to inspect.
Part 8 Certification of development
Division 1 Compliance certificates
138   Compliance certificate
(cf clause 79 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A compliance certificate must contain the following:
(a)  the identity of the certifying authority that issued it, including, in a case where the certifying authority is an accredited body corporate, the identity of the individual who issued the certificate on behalf of the body corporate,
(b)  if the certifying authority is an accredited certifier, the accreditation number of the certifying authority, including, in a case where the certifying authority is an accredited body corporate, the accreditation number of the individual who issued the certificate on behalf of the body corporate,
(b1)  if the certifying authority is an accredited certifier who is an individual, the signature of the accredited certifier,
(b2)  if an individual issued the certificate on behalf of the certifying authority, the signature of the individual who issued the certificate,
(c)  a description of the development being carried out,
(d)  the registered number and date of issue of any relevant development consent or complying development certificate,
(e)  the address, and formal particulars of title, of the land on which the development is being carried out,
(f)  the date of the certificate,
(g)  a description of any work that has been inspected, how the work has been inspected and the date and time when the work was inspected,
(h)  a statement as to the matters in respect of which the certificate is given.
Note.
 Section 109C of the Act identifies the various matters in respect of which a compliance certificate may be given.
(2)  A compliance certificate must be accompanied by any documents referred to in the certificate, being documents concerning matters in respect of which the certificate is given.
(3)  A copy of each compliance certificate relied on in issuing an occupation certificate must be forwarded to the consent authority and the council when a certifying authority notifies them of the issue of an occupation certificate.
Division 2 Construction certificates
139   Applications for construction certificates
(cf clause 79A of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  An application for a construction certificate:
(a)  must contain the information, and be accompanied by the documents, specified in Part 3 of Schedule 1, and
(b)  if the certifying authority so requires, must be in the form approved by that authority, and
(c)  must be delivered by hand, sent by post or transmitted electronically to the principal office of the certifying authority, but may not be sent by facsimile transmission.
(1A)  The application may only be made by a person who is eligible to appoint a principal certifying authority for the relevant development.
(2)  Immediately after it receives an application for a construction certificate, the certifying authority must endorse the application with the date of its receipt.
139A   Withdrawal of application for construction certificate
(1)  An application for a construction certificate may be withdrawn at any time prior to its determination by service on the certifying authority to which it was made of a notice to that effect signed by the applicant.
(2)  The certifying authority may (but is not required to) refund to the applicant the whole or any part of the application fee paid in connection with an application that has been withdrawn.
140   Certifying authority may require additional information
(cf clause 79B of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A certifying authority may require the applicant for a construction certificate to give the certifying authority any additional information concerning the proposed building or subdivision work that is essential to the certifying authority’s proper consideration of the application.
(2)  Nothing in this clause affects the certifying authority’s duty to determine an application for a construction certificate.
141   Certifying authority to supply application form for construction certificates
(cf clause 79C of EP&A Regulation 1994)
If a certifying authority requires an application for a construction certificate to be in a particular form, it must provide any person intending to make such an application with blank copies of that form.
142   Procedure for determining application for construction certificate
(cf clause 79D of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The determination of an application for a construction certificate must be in writing and must contain the following information:
(a)  the date on which the application was determined,
(b)  whether the application has been determined:
(i)  by approval, or
(ii)  by refusal, and
(c)  if the application has been determined by refusal:
(i)  the reasons for the refusal, and
(ii)  if the certifying authority is a consent authority, of the applicant’s right of appeal under the Act against the refusal,
(d)  if a construction certificate has been issued subject to conditions of the kind referred to in clause 187 or 188:
(i)  the reasons for the conditions, and
(ii)  if the certifying authority is a consent authority, of the applicant’s right of appeal under the Act against any such conditions.
(2)  The certifying authority must cause notice of its determination to be given to the consent authority, and to the council, by forwarding to it, within 2 days after the date of the determination, copies of:
(a)  the determination, together with the application to which it relates, and
(b)  any construction certificate issued as a result of the determination, and
(c)  any plans and specifications in relation to which such a construction certificate has been issued, and
(d)  any fire safety schedule or fire link conversion schedule attached to such a construction certificate, and
(e)  any other documents that were lodged with the application for the certificate (such as any relevant decision on an objection under clause 187 or 188) or given to the certifying authority under clause 140, and
(f)  the record of any inspection made for the purposes of clause 143B in relation to the issue of the construction certificate.
Note.
 See also clause 168 which requires a fire safety schedule to be attached to a construction certificate when it is issued.
(2A)  A copy of a record of inspection referred to in subclause (2) (f) need not be given to a consent authority or council that carried out the inspection.
(3)  In this Part, a reference to the issuing of a construction certificate includes a reference to the endorsement of the construction certificate on any relevant plans and specifications, as referred to in section 109C (1) (b) of the Act.
143   Fire protection and structural capacity
(cf clause 79E of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for building work under a development consent that authorises a change of building use unless:
(a)  the fire protection and structural capacity of the building will be appropriate to its new use, and
(b)  the building will comply with such of the Category 1 fire safety provisions as are applicable to the new use,
assuming that the building work is carried out in accordance with the plans and specifications to which the construction certificate relates and any conditions to which the construction certificate is subject.
(2)  Subclause (1) (b) does not apply to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187 or 188, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6) or 188 (4).
(3)  In the case of building work that involves the alteration, enlargement or extension of an existing building in circumstances in which no change of building use is proposed, a certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for the work unless, on completion of the building work, the fire protection and structural capacity of the building will not be reduced, assuming that the building work is carried out in accordance with the plans and specifications to which the construction certificate relates and any conditions to which the construction certificate is subject.
(4)  This clause does not apply to building work required by a consent authority as a condition of a development consent that authorises a change of building use.
143A   Special requirements for construction certificates for residential flat development
(1)  This clause applies to residential flat development for which the development application was required to be accompanied by a design verification from a qualified designer under clause 50 (1A).
(2)  A certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for residential flat development unless the certifying authority has received a design verification from a qualified designer, being a statement in which the qualified designer verifies that the plans and specifications achieve or improve the design quality of the development for which development consent was granted, having regard to the design quality principles set out in Part 2 of State Environmental Planning Policy No 65—Design Quality of Residential Flat Development.
(3)  If the development application referred to in subclause (1) was also required to be accompanied by a BASIX certificate with respect to any building, the design quality principles referred to in subclause (2) need not be verified to the extent to which they aim:
(a)  to reduce consumption of mains-supplied potable water, or reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, in the use of the building or in the use of the land on which the building is situated, or
(b)  to improve the thermal performance of the building.
143B   Restriction on issue of certain construction certificates without inspection
A certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for development on a site which affects an existing building unless a council, a consent authority or an accredited certifier has carried out an inspection of the building.
143C   Record of site inspections
(1)  A council, consent authority or accredited certifier must make a record of each inspection carried out by the council, consent authority or accredited certifier for the purposes of clause 143B.
(2)  Any council, consent authority or accredited certifier who is required to make such a record but is not the certifying authority in relation to the issue of the construction certificate concerned must, within 2 days after the carrying out of the inspection, provide a copy of the record to the certifying authority.
(3)  The record must include the following:
(a)  the registered number of the relevant development application,
(b)  the address of the property at which the inspection was carried out,
(c)  the type of inspection,
(d)  the date on which the inspection was carried out,
(e)  if the inspection was carried out by a council, the name of the council and the identity and signature of the individual who carried out the inspection on behalf of the council,
(f)  if the inspection was carried out by an accredited certifier, the identity of the accredited certifier, including, in a case where the accredited certifier is an accredited body corporate, the identity of the individual who carried out the inspection on behalf of the body corporate,
(g)  if the inspection was carried out by an accredited certifier, the accreditation number of the accredited certifier, including, in a case where the accredited certifier is an accredited body corporate, the accreditation number of the individual who carried out the inspection on behalf of the body corporate,
(h)  details of the current fire safety measures in the existing building the subject of the inspection,
(i)  details as to whether or not the plans and specifications accompanying the application for the construction certificate adequately and accurately depict the condition of the existing building the subject of the inspection,
(j)  details as to whether or not any building or subdivision work authorised by the relevant development consent has commenced on the site.
144   Referral of certain plans and specifications to New South Wales Fire Brigades
(cf clause 79F of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This clause applies to:
(a)  a class 9a building that is proposed to have a total floor area of 2,000 square metres or more, or
(b)  a building (other than a class 9a building) that is proposed to have:
(i)  a fire compartment with a total floor area of more than 2,000 square metres, or
(ii)  a total floor area of more than 6,000 square metres,
where:
(c)  the building is the subject of an application for erection, rebuilding, alteration, enlargement or extension, and
(d)  the plans and specifications for the erection, rebuilding, alteration, enlargement or extension provide for an alternative solution to meet the performance requirements contained in any one or more of the Category 2 fire safety provisions.
(2)  Within 7 days after receiving an application for a construction certificate for a building to which this clause applies, the certifying authority must forward to the Fire Commissioner:
(a)  a copy of the application, and
(b)  a copy of the plans and specifications for the building, and
(c)  details of the performance requirements that the alternative solution is intended to meet, and
(d)  details of the assessment methods to be used to establish compliance with those performance requirements,
which may be delivered by hand, forwarded by post or transmitted electronically, but may not be sent by facsimile transmission.
(3)  The Fire Commissioner must furnish the certifying authority with an initial fire safety report for the building.
(4)  An initial fire safety report may recommend conditions to be imposed on the erection, rebuilding, alteration, enlargement or extension of the building to which the report relates.
(5)  The certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for a building to which this clause applies unless:
(a)  it has received an initial fire safety report for the building and has taken the report into consideration, or
(b)  at least 23 days have elapsed since the plans and specifications were forwarded to the Fire Commissioner but no such report has been received by the certifying authority.
(6)  If the certifying authority does not adopt any recommendation in an initial fire safety report:
(a)  because the report had not been received when the construction certificate was issued, or
(b)  because the certifying authority does not agree with the recommendation,
the certifying authority must cause written notice to be given to the Fire Commissioner of the fact that it has not adopted the recommendation and of the reasons why it has not adopted the recommendation.
(7)  If the certifying authority adopts any condition recommended by an initial fire safety report:
(a)  it must ensure that the terms of the recommended condition have been included in the plans and specifications for the building work, in the case of a condition whose terms are capable of being so included, or
(b)  it must attach to the construction certificate a condition in the same terms as those of the recommended condition, in the case of a condition whose terms are not capable of being so included.
(8)  Compliance with the requirement that the terms of a recommended condition be included in the plans and specifications for building work is sufficiently complied with:
(a)  if the plans and specifications are redrawn so as to accord with those terms, or
(b)  if those terms are included by way of an annotation (whether by way of insertion, deletion or alteration) marked on the relevant part of those plans and specifications.
(9)  In this clause:
initial fire safety report means a written report specifying whether or not the Fire Commissioner is satisfied, on the basis of the documents referred to in subclause (2):
(a)  that the alternative solution will meet such of the performance requirements as it is intended to meet, and
(b)  that the fire hydrants in the proposed fire hydrant system will be accessible for use by New South Wales Fire Brigades, and
(c)  that the couplings in the system will be compatible with those of the fire appliances and equipment used by New South Wales Fire Brigades.
144A   Compliance certificate required for certain fire safety aspects of building work
(1)  A certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for building work that involves an alternative solution under the Building Code of Australia in respect of a fire safety requirement unless the certifying authority has obtained or been provided with either or both of the following issued by a fire safety engineer:
(a)  a compliance certificate referred to in section 109C (1) (a) (v) of the Act that certifies that the alternative solution complies with the relevant performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia,
(b)  a written report that includes a statement that the alternative solution complies with the relevant performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia.
(2)  Until 28 February 2010, this clause applies only to building work in respect of:
(a)  a class 9a building, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, that is proposed to have a total floor area of 2,000 square metres or more, and
(b)  any building (other than a class 9a building) that is proposed to have:
(i)  a fire compartment, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, with a total floor area of more than 2,000 square metres, or
(ii)  a total floor area of more than 6,000 square metres,
that involves an alternative solution under the Building Code of Australia in respect of the requirements set out in EP1.4, EP2.1, EP2.2, DP4 and DP5 in Volume 1 of that Code.
(3)  From 1 March 2010, this clause applies to all building work that involves an alternative solution under the Building Code of Australia in respect of a fire safety requirement.
(4)  A fire safety engineer may issue a written report under subclause (1) (b) in respect of an alternative solution prepared by the engineer.
145   Compliance with development consent and Building Code of Australia
(cf clause 79G of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for building work unless:
(a1)  the plans and specifications for the building include such matters as each relevant BASIX certificate requires, and
(a)  the design and construction of the building (as depicted in the plans and specifications and as described in any other information furnished to the certifying authority under clause 140) are not inconsistent with the development consent, and
(b)  the proposed building (not being a temporary building) will comply with the relevant requirements of the Building Code of Australia (as in force at the time the application for the construction certificate was made).
(2)  A certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for subdivision work unless the design and construction of the work (as depicted in the plans and specifications and as described in any other information furnished to the certifying authority under clause 140) are not inconsistent with the development consent.
(3)  Subclause (1) (b) does not apply to the extent to which an exemption is in force under clause 187 or 188, subject to the terms of any condition or requirement referred to in clause 187 (6) or 188 (4).
146   Compliance with conditions of development consent
(cf clause 79H of EP&A Regulation 1994)
A certifying authority must not issue a construction certificate for building work or subdivision work under a development consent unless each of the following have been complied with:
(a)  each condition or agreement requiring the provision of security before work is carried out in accordance with the consent (as referred to in section 80A (6) of the Act),
(b)  each condition requiring the payment of a monetary contribution or levy before work is carried out in accordance with the consent (as referred to in section 94 or 94A of the Act),
(c)  each other condition of the development consent that must be complied with before a construction certificate may be issued in relation to the building work or subdivision work.
147   Form of construction certificate
(cf clause 79I of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A construction certificate must contain the following:
(a)  the identity of the certifying authority that issued it, including, in a case where the certifying authority is an accredited body corporate, the identity of the individual who issued the certificate on behalf of the body corporate,
(b)  if the certifying authority is an accredited certifier, the accreditation number of the certifying authority, including, in a case where the certifying authority is an accredited body corporate, the accreditation number of the individual who issued the certificate on behalf of the body corporate,
(b1)  if the certifying authority is an accredited certifier who is an individual, the signature of the accredited certifier,
(b2)  if an individual issued the certificate on behalf of the certifying authority, the signature of the individual who issued the certificate,
(c)  the registered number and date of issue of any relevant development consent,
(d)  the date of the certificate,
(e)  a statement to the effect that work completed in accordance with documentation accompanying the application for the certificate (with such modifications verified by the certifying authority as may be shown on that documentation) will comply with the requirements of this Regulation as are referred to in section 81A (5) of the Act,
(f)  the classification (in accordance with the Building Code of Australia) of the building to which the certificate relates.
(1A)  A construction certificate may indicate different classifications for different parts of the same building.
(2)  A construction certificate for a building must be accompanied by a fire safety schedule for the building.
(3)  Subclause (2) does not apply to:
(a)  a class 1a or class 10 building within the meaning of clause 167, or
(b)  a construction certificate that relates only to fire link conversion.
Note.
 The documents that must be issued with and accompany a construction certificate that relates only to fire link conversion are set out in clause 168A.
148   Modification of construction certificate
(cf clause 79IA of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  A person who has made an application for a construction certificate and a person having the benefit of a construction certificate may apply to modify the development the subject of the application or certificate.
(2)  This Division applies to an application to modify development in the same way as it applies to the original application.
(3)  As soon as practicable after granting an application to modify development in respect of which an application for a construction certificate has previously been referred to the Fire Commissioner under clause 144, but for which (in its modified form) an application for a construction certificate for a building would no longer be required to be so referred, a certifying authority must notify the Fire Commissioner that the building to which the construction certificate relates is no longer a building to which clause 144 applies.
Division 3 Occupation certificates
149   Applications for occupation certificates
(cf clause 79J of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  An application for an occupation certificate must contain the following information:
(a)  the name and address of the applicant,
(b)  a description of the building to which the application relates, including the existing and new classifications of the building under the Building Code of Australia, as identified by the development consent,
(c)  the address, and formal particulars of title, of the land on which the building to which the application relates is situated,
(d)  the type of occupation certificate applied for (that is, interim or final),
(e)  a list of the documents accompanying the application,
and, if the certifying authority so requires, must be in the form approved by that authority.
(2)  The application must be accompanied by the following documents:
(a)  a copy of the relevant development consent or complying development certificate,
(b)  a copy of any relevant construction certificate,
(c)  a copy of any relevant fire safety certificate,
(d)  a copy of any relevant compliance certificate.
(2A)  In the case of an application with respect to development the subject of a condition requiring commitments listed in a BASIX certificate or in BASIX certificates to be fulfilled, the application must also be accompanied by a copy of each relevant BASIX certificate for the development.
(2B)  The application may only be made by a person who is eligible to appoint a principal certifying authority for the relevant development.
(3)  The application must be delivered by hand, sent by post or transmitted electronically to the principal office of the certifying authority, but may not be sent by facsimile transmission.
(4)  Immediately after it receives an application for an occupation certificate, the certifying authority must endorse the application with the date of its receipt.
150   Certifying authorities to supply application form for occupation certificates
(cf clause 79K of EP&A Regulation 1994)
If a certifying authority requires an application for an occupation certificate to be in a particular form, it must provide any person intending to make such an application with blank copies of that form.
151   Procedure for determining application for occupation certificate
(cf clause 79L of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  The determination of an application for an occupation certificate must be in writing and must contain the following information:
(a)  the date on which the application was determined, and
(b)  whether the application has been determined:
(i)  by approval, or
(ii)  by refusal, and
(c)  if the application has been determined by refusal:
(i)  the reasons for the refusal, and
(ii)  if the certifying authority is a consent authority and the application relates to a final occupation certificate, of the applicant’s right of appeal under the Act against the refusal.
(2)  The certifying authority must notify the consent authority and the council of the determination by forwarding the following documents to the council within 2 days after the date of the determination:
(a)  a copy of the determination,
(b)  copies of any documents that were lodged with the application for the certificate,
(c)  if an occupation certificate was issued, a copy of the certificate,
(d)  a copy of the record required to be made of each of the following:
(i)  all critical stage inspections and any other inspections carried out because they were required by the principal certifying authority under section 109E (3) (d) of the Act,
(ii)  any inspection carried out under clause 162A (4A) (a),
(iii)  any missed inspection to which clause 162C applies,
(e)  a copy of any compliance certificate and of any other documentary evidence, whether or not of a kind referred to in Part A2, clause A2.2, of the Building Code of Australia, relied on in issuing the occupation certificate.
152   Reports of Fire Commissioner: section 109H
(cf clause 79M of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  This clause applies to a building to which clause 144 applies.
(2)  Unless it has already refused such an application, a certifying authority must request the Fire Commissioner to furnish it with a final fire safety report for a building as soon as practicable after receiving an application for an occupation certificate for the building.
(3)  If it refuses the application after making such a request but before receiving a final fire safety report, the certifying authority must cause notice of the refusal to be given to the Fire Commissioner.
(4)  Unless it has received a notice referred to in subclause (3), the Fire Commissioner must furnish the certifying authority with a final fire safety report for the building within 7 days after receiving a request for the report.
(5)  The certifying authority must not issue an occupation certificate for the building unless it has taken into consideration any final fire safety report for the building that has been furnished to it within the 7-day period.
(6)  In this clause:
final fire safety report for a building means a written report specifying whether or not the Fire Commissioner is satisfied:
(a)  that the building complies with the Category 2 fire safety provisions, and
(b)  that the fire hydrants in the fire hydrant system will be accessible for use by New South Wales Fire Brigades, and
(c)  that the couplings in the fire hydrant system will be compatible with those of the fire appliances and equipment used by New South Wales Fire Brigades.
153   Fire safety certificates: section 109H
(cf clause 79N of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 109H (5) (d) and (6) (c) of the Act, a final occupation certificate authorising a person:
(a)  to commence occupation or use of a new building, or
(b)  to commence a change of use for an existing building,
must not be issued unless a final fire safety certificate has been issued for the building.
(1A)  If the need for the final occupation certificate arises solely from fire link conversion, the final fire safety certificate referred to in subclause (1) need only deal with the new fire alarm communication link.
(2)  For the purposes of section 109H (3) (d) and (4) (c) of the Act, an interim occupation certificate authorising a person:
(a)  to commence occupation or use of a partially completed new building, or
(b)  to commence a change of use for part of an existing building,
must not be issued unless a final fire safety certificate or an interim fire safety certificate has been issued for the relevant part of the building.
(3)  This clause does not apply to a class 1a or class 10 building within the meaning of clause 167 or to a temporary structure.
(4)  In this clause:
interim fire safety certificate has the same meaning as it has in Part 9.
final fire safety certificate has the same meaning as it has in Part 9.
new building has the same meaning as it has in section 109H of the Act.
153A   Compliance certificate required for certain fire safety aspects of building work
(1)  A certifying authority must not issue an occupation certificate for a building in respect of which a compliance certificate or report is required under clause 130 (2A) or 144A (1) (the first certificate or report) unless the certifying authority has obtained or been provided with either or both of the following issued by a fire safety engineer:
(a)  a compliance certificate referred to in section 109C (1) (a) (i) of the Act that certifies that the building work relating to the alternative solution that was the subject of the first certificate or report has been completed and complies with that alternative solution,
(b)  a written report that includes a statement that the building work relating to the alternative solution that was the subject of the first certificate or report has been completed and is consistent with that alternative solution.
(2)  A fire safety engineer may issue a written report under subclause (1) (b), even if the engineer also issued a report under clause 130 (2A) (b) or 144A (1) (b) in respect of the work.
154   Health, safety and other issues: section 109H
(cf clause 79O of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 109H (3) (d) and (4) (c) of the Act, an interim occupation certificate authorising a person:
(a)  to commence occupation or use of a partially completed new building, or
(b)  to commence a change of building for use for part of an existing building,
must not be issued unless the building will not constitute a hazard to the health or safety of the occupants of the building.
(1A)  For the purposes of section 109H (5) (d) of the Act, a final occupation certificate authorising a person to commence occupation or use of a large tent or marquee that is proposed to be used as a place of public entertainment must not be issued unless:
(a)  the certifying authority has inspected the tent or marquee, and
(b)  the building is suitable for its proposed use, including for the number of persons proposed to occupy or use the tent or marquee, and
(c)  the building complies with any applicable requirements of State Environmental Planning Policy (Temporary Structures and Places of Public Entertainment) 2007.
(2)  In this clause:
large tent or marquee means a tent or marquee having a floor area greater than 100 square metres.
new building has the same meaning as it has in section 109H of the Act.
154A   Special requirements for occupation certificates for residential flat development
(1)  This clause applies to residential flat development for which the development application was required to be accompanied by a design verification from a qualified designer under clause 50 (1A).
(2)  A certifying authority must not issue an occupation certificate to authorise a person to commence occupation or use of residential flat development unless the certifying authority has received a design verification from a qualified designer, being a statement in which the qualified designer verifies that the residential flat development achieves the design quality of the development as shown in the plans and specifications in respect of which the construction certificate was issued, having regard to the design quality principles set out in Part 2 of State Environmental Planning Policy No 65—Design Quality of Residential Flat Development.
(3)  If the development application referred to in subclause (1) was also required to be accompanied by a BASIX certificate with respect to any building, the design quality principles referred to in subclause (2) need not be verified to the extent to which they aim:
(a)  to reduce consumption of mains-supplied potable water, or reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, in the use of the building or in the use of the land on which the building is situated, or
(b)  to improve the thermal performance of the building.
154B   Fulfilment of BASIX commitments
(1)  This clause applies to BASIX affected development in respect of which, and BASIX optional development in respect of which, a relevant BASIX certificate requires a certifying authority to monitor fulfilment of any of the commitments listed in the certificate.
(2)  A certifying authority must not issue an occupation certificate (whether interim or final) for any building resulting from, or any building that becomes a BASIX affected building because of, BASIX affected development or BASIX optional development to which this clause applies, or for any part of such a building, unless each of the commitments whose fulfilment it is required to monitor in relation to the building or part has been fulfilled.
(3)  For the purpose of satisfying itself as to the fulfilment of any such commitment, a certifying authority may rely on the advice of any properly qualified person.
154C   BASIX completion receipt
(1A)  This clause applies:
(a)  from 1 October 2006 until 30 June 2007 (inclusive) to:
(i)  the erection of a BASIX affected building that is BASIX affected development, or
(ii)  a change of building use by which a building becomes a BASIX affected building, and
(b)  on and from 1 July 2007, to BASIX affected development in respect of which a relevant BASIX certificate or relevant BASIX certificates requires a certifying authority to monitor fulfilment of any of the commitments listed in the certificate.
(1)  Within 2 days after issuing a final occupation certificate for a building the subject of development to which this clause applies, or for part of such a building, the certifying authority must apply to the Director-General for a BASIX completion receipt with respect to that building or part.
(2)  An application for a BASIX completion receipt must be made in the manner notified in writing to certifying authorities by the Director-General and must contain the following information:
(a)  the number of each relevant BASIX certificate for the building or part of a building,
(b)  the postcode of the address of the building,
(c)  the date of issue of the final occupation certificate,
(d)  such other information (if any) as the Director-General may determine and is notified in writing to certifying authorities.
(3)  The Director-General may issue a BASIX completion receipt:
(a)  by means of a computerised system, as approved from time to time by the Director-General, being a system to which certifying authorities are given on-line access, whether over the internet or otherwise, or
(b)  by such other means as the Director-General may approve from time to time.
(4)  A BASIX completion receipt is to confirm that the information required to be provided by a certifying authority under this clause has been provided.
(5)  A BASIX completion receipt is to be in such form, and contain such other information, as the Director-General may approve from time to time.
155   Form of occupation certificate
(cf clause 79P of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  An occupation certificate must contain the following:
(a)  the identity of the certifying authority that issued it, including, in a case where the certifying authority is an accredited body corporate, the identity of the individual who issued the certificate on behalf of the body corporate,
(b)  if the certifying authority is an accredited certifier, the accreditation number of the certifying authority, including, in a case where the certifying authority is an accredited body corporate, the accreditation number of the individual who issued the certificate on behalf of the body corporate,
(b1)  if the certifying authority is an accredited certifier who is an individual, the signature of the accredited certifier,
(b2)  if an individual issued the certificate on behalf of the certifying authority, the signature of the individual who issued the certificate,
(c)  the date of the certificate,
(d)  indicate the type of certificate being issued (that is, interim or final),
(e)  a statement to the effect that:
(i)  the health and safety of the occupants of the building have been taken into consideration where an interim occupation certificate is being issued, and
(ii)  a current development consent or complying development certificate is in force for the building, and
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