Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Historical version for 24 July 2015 to 30 July 2015 (accessed 13 July 2020 at 03:35) Current version
Part 17 Clause 277
277   Public authorities
(1)  For the purpose of the definition of public authority in section 4 (1) of the Act, Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd is prescribed, but only so as:
(a)  to enable the corporation to be treated as a public authority within the meaning of Part 3A of the Act in relation to development for the purposes of rail and related transport facilities that is declared to be a project to which Part 3A applies under State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Development) 2005, and
(b)  to allow the corporation to be a determining authority within the meaning of Part 5 of the Act for:
(i)  development for the purposes of rail infrastructure facilities, development in or adjacent to rail corridors and development for prescribed railways or railway projects that is permitted without consent by a public authority under State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007, and
(ii)  any other development for the purposes of rail infrastructure facilities and development in or adjacent to rail corridors within the meaning of that Policy that is permitted without consent under any other environmental planning instrument.
(2)  To avoid doubt, the Western Lands Commissioner is prescribed as a public authority for the purposes of the definition of public authority in section 4 (1) of the Act.
(3)  For the purpose of the definition of public authority in section 4 (1) of the Act, a Port Operator (within the meaning of State Environmental Planning Policy (Three Ports) 2013) is prescribed, but only so as to allow the Port Operator to be a determining authority within the meaning of Part 5 of the Act for development that is permitted without consent under that Policy on unzoned land or land in the Lease Area (within the meaning of that Policy) of the port concerned.
(4)  For the purpose of the definition of public authority in section 4 (1) of the Act, the following universities are prescribed, but only so as to allow each university to be a determining authority within the meaning of Part 5 of the Act for development that is permitted without consent on land vested in the university, under a provision of State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007:
(a)  Charles Sturt University,
(b)  Macquarie University,
(c)  Southern Cross University,
(d)  University of New England,
(e)  University of New South Wales,
(f)  University of Newcastle,
(g)  University of Sydney,
(h)  University of Technology, Sydney,
(i)  University of Western Sydney,
(j)  University of Wollongong.
(5)  For the purpose of the definition of public authority in section 4 (1) of the Act, an authorised network operator under the Electricity Network Assets (Authorised Transactions) Act 2015 is prescribed, but only so as to allow the authorised network operator to be a determining authority within the meaning of Part 5 of the Act for development for the purposes of an electricity transmission or distribution network (within the meaning of State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007) operated or to be operated by the authorised network operator and that is:
(a)  permitted without consent by a public authority under that Policy, or
(b)  permitted without consent under any other environmental planning instrument.