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5/03/09 Changes to the form of s.149 (Planning) Certificates
Along with changes that the NSW Government has made to free up consents under its Housing Code which commenced in February 2009, it has changed the requirements for disclosure in planning certificates. The changes relate only to development consents for construction of new houses and for home renovations.
Commencing 27 February 2009, the regulations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act have been changed to specify that a planning certificate only needs to identify whether or not the land to which the certificate relates is land on which no complying development may be carried out. If no complying development can be carried out, then it must indicate the reason why.