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Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Historical version for 1 March 2013 to 7 March 2013 (accessed 5 July 2020 at 05:33) Current version
268R Public hearings of Commission
(1) The Commission must conduct a public hearing in the following circumstances and in no other circumstances:(a) if requested to do so in writing by the Minister under section 23D (1) (b) (iii) of the Act,(a1) if the Minister has determined that a public hearing is to be held into a matter by the Planning Assessment Commission under section 56 (2) (e) of the Act and the Commission has been notified of the determination,(b) if the review concerns a development under Part 4 of the Act or an activity under Part 5 of the Act that, in the opinion of the Commission, may involve the need for an approval under the Water Management Act 2000.(2) Subclauses (3)–(5) apply to any public hearing held by the Commission.(3) The Commission must give reasonable notice of a public hearing:(a) by advertisement published in such newspapers as the Commission thinks fit, to the public, and(b) by notice in writing to any public authorities that the Commission thinks are likely to have an interest in the subject-matter of the hearing.(4) The notice of a public hearing must contain the following matters:(a) the subject-matter of the hearing,(b) the time, date and place of the hearing,(c) a statement that submissions may be made to the Commission in relation to the subject-matter of the hearing not later than the date specified in the notice (being a date not less than 14 days after the notice is given),(d) if the public hearing relates to a development application, a statement setting out the effect that the public hearing will have on any appeal rights in relation to the development application.(5) If the Commission is satisfied that it is desirable to do so in the public interest because of the confidential nature of any evidence or matter or for any other reason, the Commission may direct that part of a public hearing is to take place in private and give directions as to the persons who may be present.