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149 Certificate

Under Section 149 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act), a local council will, upon application, issue a certificate providing information about planning controls or property affectations relating to any piece of land within the council area.

A certificate issued under Section149(2) provides information about the zoning of the property, the relevant state, regional and local planning controls and other property affectations such as land contamination and road widening.

A certificate issued under Sections 149(2) & (5) provides both the information available in a Section 149 (2) certificate and additional information such as advice from other authorities.

While the certificate will state all the relevant planning instruments that apply to the property, it does not specify specific development standards or terms of the instruments. If you propose to develop the property, it will be necessary to research thoroughly all of the terms of the planning instruments which apply to the land.

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